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Tua Tagovailoa’s coach posts upbeat update on Dolphins QB: ‘Everything is looking good right now’


Following a terrifying scene during Thursday night’s game between the Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati Bengals, Tua Tagovailo’s Personal Trainer provided an upbeat update on the status of the third-year quarterback, adding that “all things are looking good right now.”

Nick Hicks, Tagovailoa’s longtime personal trainer, said in a deleted tweet from Friday morning that his X-rays came back negative and initial tests showed no signs of internal bleeding.

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) is sacked by Josh Tupou (68) of the Cincinnati Bengals during the first half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Cincinnati. .
(AP Photo/Joshua A. Bickel)

He added that Tagovailoa will undergo further tests and get a second opinion, but added: “Everything looks good right now.”

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Hicks did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa runs onto the field before the team's NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Cincinnati.

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa runs onto the field before the team’s NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Cincinnati.
(AP Photo/Joshua A. Bickel)

The tweet follows reports that Tagovailoa flew home with the team Thursday night wearing a neck brace and that initial tests were “negative” and showed “nothing broken.”

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Tagovailoa was ruled out of Thursday night’s game with head and neck injuries after being fired by Bengals defensive tackle Josh Tupou Missing about six minutes to the end of the first half.

The opening scene of the young quarterback frozen on the ground drew league-wide criticism of the Dolphins decision to play him in the short week after another terrifying incident in their Sunday matchup against the Buffalo Bills, where Tagovailoa stumbled on the field after hitting the ground.

Medical personnel attend to Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa #1 following an injury during the second quarter of a game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor Stadium on September 29, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Medical personnel attend to Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa #1 following an injury during the second quarter of a game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor Stadium on September 29, 2022 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
(Image by Andy Lyons/Getty)

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“If there’s any kind of inclination that someone has a concussion, they go into concussion protocol and it’s very strict,” head coach Mike McDaniel said Thursday. “People don’t vary or deviate. We don’t mess with that. We never have, and as long as I’m the head coach, that’s never going to be an issue for them to worry about.”

The NFL Players Association launched a probe in the league’s concussion protocols earlier this week, following Sunday’s incident. The union released a statement Thursday saying the investigation is still “ongoing.”



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