‘There was a moment when I was unconscious…I couldn’t tell what was wrong’: Dolphins’ Tua Tagovailoa reveals he doesn’t remember being tackled and discharged after his shocking concussion against the Bengals
- Tua Tagovailoa has revealed he can’t remember what happened vs. Cincinnati in Wk4
- Third-year QB admitted it wasn’t scary given his lack of awareness
- Tagovailoa is expected to play its first game since Wk4 vs. Pittsburgh on SNF
- Miami was 3-0 to Tagovailoa’s concussion and has since lost three in a row
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Tua Tagovailoa has shockingly revealed that he can’t remember any of the moments that preceded – and followed – his concussion in Week 4 vs. Cincinnati.
Tagovailoa was taken off on a stretcher and later hospitalized after being brutally looted by the defensive tackle of Bengal Josh Tupou minutes before halftime.
The Dolphins quarterback lay motionless with his fingers in fencing position after his head hit the turf.
Since then he has been slowly recovering and is now ready to start vs. Pittsburgh Sunday night after being rested as a precaution for the home loss to Minnesota.
Tua Tagovailoa appeared in a positive mood on the Miami sidelines in the loss to the Vikings on Sunday
Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Tagovailoa explained that the situation wasn’t too terrifying given his lack of awareness and not remembering being tackled or anything after that.
“I wouldn’t say it was scary for me at the time because there was a point where I was unconscious so I couldn’t really say what was going on,” Tagovailoa said.
“When I realized what was going on, I wasn’t thinking about anything long-term or short-term, I just wondered what had happened.”
The QB was hospitalized after being brutally looted by the Bengals’ DT Josh Tupou in Week 4
The incident vs. Cincinnati came after the Dolphins quarterback surprisingly ended his side’s win over the Bills the week before.
That was despite a brutal goal in the first half that resembled a concussion. Since then, the NFL and NFLPA have been under tremendous scrutiny, along with the Dolphins organization itself.
Tagovailoa has endured more than a brain injury recovery. “It’s been a process, that’s for sure,” he said.
Tagovailoa woke up after a big hit vs. Buffalo in Week 3 for the Cincinnati KO
‘Handling interviews with the NFL and NFLPA and then having to go out with doctors with a second opinion.
“I’d say a lot of it has been quite stressful. But everything is done for the safety of the player. I’m glad I had to go through those things to understand more about the consequences of concussion, the long-term, short-term effects.’
But the biggest difficulty Tagovailoa has faced over the past three weeks has been the inability to help his team. Miami has lost their last three games and is currently third in the AFC East.
“It sucks,” he said. “As a competitor, I want to be with the boys. I want to be able to go out and help our boys win games. That was a terrible feeling that I could only watch from the sidelines.’
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