Tua Tagovailoa doubtful to face Bengals due to back injury
Although Tua Tagovailoa was thought to have suffered a concussion against the Bills, it is a back injury that could keep the Dolphins QB out on Sunday.
After two dark years Tua Tagovailoa is experiencing a breakout year that has the Dolphins holding one of the two only undefeated records in the NFL. With an injury threatening Miami’s momentum, the QB isn’t willing to be left off the field.
This Tuesday the Alabama product assured that he doing everything possible to be under center against the Bengals despite having a back injury. The timing could not be worse for the Dolphins and Tagovailoa considering this is a short week for the Dolphins. The will take on CIncinnati on the Thrusday Night game to start Week 4.
“That's the plan,” Tua said at a news conference according to Adam H. Beasley of Pro Football Network. “I'm doing my best to come back. I hope I can go out and play.”
Tua explained that the pain in his back makes it difficult to play the quarterback position; but he did deny that he was also suffering from an ankle injury. Previously, coach Mike McDaniel indicated that the QB had discomfort in the lower extremities.
“I would say everything. Having to turn to deliver the ball, to throw it. Every aspect of it,” he told Pro Football Talk.
Head is not a problem
After the pass rush from Matt Milano that sent the QB to the ground, it appeared that Tagovailoa suffered a concussion, but McDaniel spoke to the press on Monday and rejected any problem in the QB’s head. “He feels sore. We are collecting information at this time,” he said.
After the scene of Tagovailoa struggling to get back to this feet following the Milano hit, the Players Association announced an investigation against Miami for possible medical irresponsibility.