Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel introduced on Friday that quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will stay within the NFL’s concussion protocol and miss Sunday’s recreation towards the New England Patriots.
McDaniel first introduced on Monday that the participant was in the league’s protocol after struggling a concussion through the Inexperienced Bay Packers recreation a day earlier. Tagovailoa performed your entire recreation towards the Packers and the coach couldn’t pinpoint a second the place the 24-year-old may need been injured.
Tagovailoa appears to be displaying indicators of enchancment, McDaniel advised reporters on Friday.
“I’d say that he’s higher than the day earlier than, however I’m additionally attempting to get a group able to play this recreation and it actually doesn’t do anyone any service to overtalk on this situation the place he’s acquired to be targeted on his well being and nothing else,” the coach mentioned.
That is the second time this season that the quarterback landed within the concussion protocol, which is the NFL’s insurance policies for assessing and caring for gamers who maintain a concussion.
Veteran quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is anticipated to begin in Tagovailoa’s place on Sunday.
The NFL and the NFL Gamers Affiliation are investigating the appliance of the league’s concussion protocol round Tagovailoa’s damage, a spokesman for the league said Wednesday.