Tua Tagovailoa of the Miami Dolphins has been released from the hospital following horrific head and neck injuries

The Miami Dolphins’ Tua Tagovailoa has been taken out of the hospital after facing horrific head and neck injuries.

Tua Tagovailoa suffered horrific neck and head injuries

Tua Tagovailoa of the Miami Dolphins has been released from the hospital following horrific head and neck injuries
(Source : wikipedia)

Tua Tagovailoa suffered horrific injuries in the Miami Dolphins’ 27-15 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday.

After being hit by a crunching tackle from Bengals player Josh Tupou, the quarterback was stretchered off in obvious pain. Tagovailoa’s arms appeared to go into the fencing response after hitting the deck, an unnatural position after a concussion.

He required extensive medical treatment before being transported on a stretcher to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. The 24-year-old was released late last night and returned to Miami with the rest of the team.

According to the Daily Mail, Tagovailoa, 24, suffered head and neck injuries but was able to communicate with coach Mike McDaniel before leaving the stadium and inquire about the play that caused his injuries. Replays showed his head collapsing at high speed against the deck.

The entire Dolphins team gathered in midfield while their teammate was being examined, as the crowd chanted his name repeatedly. The franchise later issued the following statement:  “Tua Tagovailoa has been taken to a local hospital for further evaluation. He is conscious and has movement in all his extremities.”

However, controversy has erupted over whether he should have been cleared to play in the first place. He was dubiously chosen by the Dolphins for Thursday, just four days after appearing to have concussion symptoms in Sunday’s win over the Buffalo Bills.

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