According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, team doctors say they would not have allowed Tua Tagovailoa to play

Everyone in the NFL is discussing about the terrible injury suffered by Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on Friday morning. And team doctors say they would not have allowed him to play.

Team doctor “would not have allowed” Tagovailoa to play on a short week

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, team doctors say they would not have allowed Tua Tagovailoa to play
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Tagovailoa was forced to leave Thursday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals after suffering an apparent head injury on a second-quarter sack. He had suffered his second such injury in five days. The first occurred on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, prompting the NFLPA to launch an investigation.

Tagovailoa is expected to return to Miami with his teammates after being released from the hospital on Thursday night. However, current and former players across the league are dissatisfied with how the Dolphins handled his injury situation. Despite this, Miami head coach Mike McDaniel defended his team’s recent assessment and treatment of its franchise quarterback.

On Friday, ESPN NFL reporter Adam Schefter appeared on the network’s morning show, Get Up, to discuss the Tagovailoa situation. He revealed something quite shocking on the show.

According to Schefter, he spoke with several teams, and their medical and training staffs “would not have allowed” Tagovailoa to play on such a short week.

“Now, he did play. And every team has a different medical staff and different standards. But, again, I come back to ‘gross motor instability.’ It’s the phrase that’s in the protocols. It’s the phrase that people are using. People have said he has a concussion. The Dolphins said he didn’t have a concussion. We don’t know whether he did or he didn’t. What we do know is that when he walked off that field on Sunday, something did not look right. Something was wrong. And Tua was allowed to re-enter the game after being cleared by the doctors leading up to the circumstances last night that left everybody with a deep, disturbed feeling about how the system had failed.”

McDaniel asserted Tagovailoa suffered a back injury against the Bills, which caused him to be unstable. Many, however, questioned that assertion. Especially in light of the most recent injury.

It’s highly improbable that fans will ever learn the full extent of the injury. But it’s clear that there’s a lot of skepticism surrounding the Dolphins’ medical staff right now.

About Tua Tagovailoa

No. 1 – Miami Dolphins
Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Born: March 2, 1998 (age 24)
Ewa Beach, Hawaii
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 217 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school: Saint Louis School (Honolulu, Hawaii)
College: Alabama (2017–2019)
NFL Draft: 2020 / Round: 1 / Pick: 5
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • CFP national champion (2017)
  • CFP National Championship Offensive MVP (2017)
  • Maxwell Award (2018)
  • Walter Camp Award (2018)
  • Sporting News College Football Player of the Year (2018)
  • SEC Offensive Player of the Year (2018)
  • Consensus All-American (2018)
  • First-team All-SEC (2018)
  • Second-team All-SEC (2019)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 4, 2022
Passing attempts: 793
Passing completions: 529
Completion percentage: 66.7%
TD–INT: 35–18
Passing yards: 5,502
Passer rating: 91.8
Rushing yards: 238
Rushing touchdowns: 6