Tua Tagovailoa visits doctors outside Dolphins after concussion
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered a concussion early in Week 4 and has been ruled out to start when they face the New York Jets in Week 5.
Following two suspected concussions and an investigation by the NFL, the Miami Dolphins have opted not to risk Tua Tagovailoa further in Week 5. The Alabama product remains in concussion protocol and is seeking all possible medical attention for his injury.
Speaking to the media, head coach Mike McDaniel said that Tagovailoa has met with medical specialists outside the Dolphins.
“There’s several outside specialists that we’re also utilizing,” McDaniel said. The coach said he was just happy to see the QB every day, and that the signal caller would be evaluated on a day-to-day basis.
The coach added that the quarterback will not be put on the team’s injured reserve list. Putting him on the list would mean that the 24-year-old quarterback would miss at least four weeks.
With Tagovailoa sidelined, Teddy Bridgewater will get his first start of the season. He completed 14 passes for 193 yards, a touchdown and an interception against the Cincinnati Bengals. Rookie Skylar Thompson will be the backup in the game against the Jets.
Tyreek Hill is questionable
Aside from Tagovailoa, Miami could play at MetLife Stadium without wide receiver Tyreek Hill. The current league leader in receiving yards (477) practiced with limitations on Thursday because of a quadriceps injury, and McDaniel avoided discussing the WR’s availability for Week 5.
McDaniels jokingly said that he is absolutely sure that Tyreek “will play or he won’t play. That’s all [New York Jets coach] Saleh is getting.”
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