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Tua Tagovailoa’s hospitalization generates support in the NFL world and criticism for the handling of last week’s injury


There was a terrifying moment in Thursday night’s game between the Miami Dolphins and the Cincinnati Bengals, when Tua Tagovailoa was carried off the field on a stretcher and taken to the hospital with head and neck injuries.

Tagovailoa seemed visibly shaken after being fired, looking like he froze at one point — the Dolphins said he has movement in all his limbs.

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Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is examined during the first half of the team’s NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Cincinnati.
(AP Photo/Jeff Dean)

The NFL world was quick to send positive vibes to the third-year quarterback as he was whisked away in an ambulance.

Former Pittsburgh Steelers defenseman Ryan Shazier’s career ended in Cincinnati after he tried to take down a Bengal: he suffered a spinal contusion that left him temporarily paraplegic.

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is carried off the field on a stretcher during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Cincinnati.

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is carried off the field on a stretcher during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Cincinnati.
(AP Photo/Joshua A. Bickel)

DOLPHINS’ TUA TAGOVAILOA CARRIED OFF THE FIELD AFTER SCARY TACKLE

He was one of the first to arrive on Twitter with a message for Tagovailoa.

There were also a lot of people calling the NFL because of the terrifying Tagovailoa incident in Week 3,

The quarterback hit his head on the grass and stumbled as he attempted to walk away, but said he hyperextended his back, causing the fall.

However, Sunday’s drop was enough for the NFLPA to launch an investigation into what protocols the Dolphins said were “happy to meet” with.

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)

NFL SAYS THERE ARE ‘ALL INDICATIONS’ DOLPHINS FOLLOWED CONCUSSION PROTOCOL WITH TUA TAGOVAILOA

Earlier this week, NFL Senior Vice President Jeff Miller said there were “all indications” that Tagovailoa did approve of the protocol in his review update.

But a lot of people aren’t buying that.

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Tagovailoa went to the hospital conscious.



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