Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered a concussion in Sunday’s loss to the Packers, head coach Mike McDaniel confirmed Wednesday.
The third-yard quarterback entered the concussion protocol on Monday, and veteran backup Teddy Bridgewater will get the nod for this Sunday’s matchup against the Patriots. Tagovailoa suffered a frightening concussion against the Bengals on Sept. 29 and many suspected he suffered one four days earlier when he appeared wobbly after a hit against the Bills.
“This is a human being. I’ll do what the medical experts advise me to do,” McDaniel said Wednesday of Tagovailoa.
A slew of former players voiced concern for the 24-year-old after it was reported he was in the concussion protocol earlier in the week.
Tagovailoa’s head appeared to hit the ground during a play in the second quarter of the Dolphins’ Christmas Day showdown against the Packers.
The former first-round pick is said to have concerned McDaniel when they viewed the film on Monday, according to NFL Network’s Cameron Wolfe.
Per the report, Tagovailoa was questioned “about how he felt after a particular hit in the game,” and McDaniel noted “some inconsistencies about what he normally sees in Tua caused concern.”
Tagovailoa missed two games following the concussion against the Bengals and returned for an Oct. 23 matchup against the Steelers.
The Dolphins (8-7) will visit the Patriots (7-8) on Sunday. Miami defeated New England in Week 1, 20-7.
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