Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is in concussion protocol AGAIN

BREAKING NEWS: Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is in concussion protocol AGAIN… and fans think it is from a hit at the end of the first half of the Christmas Day defeat by Green Bay Packers

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is under concussion protocol again – having already been concussed twice before in the 2022 season.

He is not expected to play against the New England Patriots this weekend.

Tagovailoa threw three interceptions on the Christmas Day defeat by Green Bay Packers. The Dolphins were beaten 26-20.

Fans had taken to social media to say that they thought Tagovailoa might have got concussed shortly before halftime in the game. His three interceptions came after the hit, in the fourth quarter.

One fan shared footage of Tagovailoa getting taken down and the back of his crashing into the ground with the caption: ‘Saw this live. And I recorded it because I knew as soon as I saw it. This happened late in the 1st half. 

‘And I believe Tua played 2nd half with a concussion. His head bounced off the ground. And it was very similar to the hit in Cincinnati. 3 INTs in the 4th qtr. proved it to me.’

Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel said on Monday: ‘It was something he met with doctors today and discussed some symptoms.’

The 24-year-old Tagovailoa has had two major concussion scares already this season. He went into the fencing position after being dumped on the turf by by 6-foot-3, 340-pound Bengals defensive tackle Josh Tupou in September and was taken to hospital. He wore a neck brace as a precaution and had to undergo an MRI scan to check for damage.

A week prior to the Bengals incident, he had looked unsteady on his feet after a big hit in the game against the Buffalo Bills, but was cleared to continue. 

He was seen stumbling on the field and being helped off it into a medical tent then to the locker room to be evaluated for a concussion. Tua was then sent back out onto the field, where he played the rest of the game that his Dolphins won 21-19. 

An independent neurological expert was fired by the NFL Players Association after he said Tua was good to go back into the game on Week 3.