Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is expected to fly home with the team after leaving the field on a stretcher in the team's 27-15 loss to the Bengals Thursday night.
Tagovailoa was transported to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, a Level 1 Trauma Center, with reported head and neck injuries. The Dolphins reported he was conscious and had movement in all his extremities.
Joe Burrow says he’s going to text Tua tonight but is happy to hear he’s going to be able to fly back with the team tonight.
All class from Joe Burrow pic.twitter.com/gmS1DxFIqg
— Kelsey Conway (@KelseyLConway) September 30, 2022
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The hit occurred with 5:43 remaining in the second quarter and the Bengals leading 7-6.
Tagovailoa got wrapped up around the waist by Tupou, who swung Tagovailoa to the ground.
Tagovailoa’s head collided with the ground and the third-year quarterback’s hands seemed to lock in a fixed position in front of his face while the rest of his body remained motionless.
The training staff quickly rushed onto the field.
Miami’s offense and Cincinnati’s defense took a knee, recognizing the seriousness of the situation.
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Tagovailoa, who briefly exited Sunday’s win over the Buffalo Bills after his head hit the ground causing him to wobble as he tried to run, was placed onto a stretcher and taken off the field.
As he was being placed on the stretcher, the entire Dolphins team walked onto the field near him.
Very concerning scene with Tua Tagovailoa down and hasn’t moved. Medical team has brought out back brace and stretcher. pic.twitter.com/F5QcGkkmhc
— jwilliamscincy (@jwilliamscincy) September 30, 2022
The crowd broke out in "Tua" chants as he was being carted off the field.
“TUA!” Chants break out as he is taken off the field. Praying for him 🙏 pic.twitter.com/e0zHM1EaUb
— Mr Matthew CFB (@MrMatthewCFB) September 30, 2022
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