Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was carted off the field Thursday night against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Tagovailoa was knocked unconscious after his head was slammed to the ground.
Many athletes, fans and analysts expressed their concerns, including Miami Heat guard Tyler Herro.
Tagovailoa was rushed to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. The Dolphins social media announced he regained consciousness and movement in his extremities. He traveled home with the team after being released from the hospital.
Tagovailoa was undefeated in the Dolphins’ first three games He is going through a redemption season, throwing for 925 passing yards and eight touchdowns to just two interceptions. While there is no timetable for his return, it doesn’t look like Miami get him back any time soon. Many have called out the Dolphins medical staff for allowing Tagovailoa to play after he sustained a concussion against the Buffalo Bills just four days ago. After the hit, he stumbled trying to stand up.
The NFL Players Association (NFLPA) investigated Miami’s decision to put Tagovailoa back in the game despite a severe head injury. They will once again investigate the Dolphins after this occasion.
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