Tua Tagovailoa doesn’t remember being carted off the field after big hit: ‘I was unconscious’

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa mentioned Wednesday that he was subconscious one day after he exited Week 4 with a horrifying head harm.

Tagovailoa was carted off the field following a big take on via Cincinnati defensive lineman Josh Tupou earlier than being taken to a neighborhood medical institution. Tagovailoa flew house with the staff that night time however ignored the subsequent two video games with a concussion.

“There was a point where I was unconscious so I couldn’t really tell what was going on,” Tagovailoa mentioned Wednesday, talking with newshounds for the first time since the harm. “… Yeah, I remember the entire night up until the point I got tackled. After I got tackled, I don’t remember much from there. Getting carted off, I don’t remember that. But I do remember things that were going on when I was in the ambulance and when I arrived at the hospital.”

That’s a placing admission from Tagovailoa, who’s handiest now set to start out Week 7 towards the Pittsburgh Steelers after he cleared the league’s protocols this previous Saturday. He was noticed throwing passes at the get started of Dolphins follow on Wednesday and via all accounts shall be the staff’s quarterback on Sunday night time.

But over the previous two weeks, Tagovailoa re-ignited the dialog round concussions after he looked as if it would undergo a head harm in consecutive video games.

More than a dozen avid gamers had been taken out of Week 4’s Sunday slate of video games with concussions following Tagovailoa’s go out. The NFLPA had already unfolded an investigation and fired the unbiased physician who allowed Tagovailoa to go back to the Dolphins’ Week 3 sport towards the Buffalo Bills after Tagovailoa initially left the sport in the 2nd part with what the staff later described as a again harm. Tagovailoa cleared the concussion protocol 5 days later and performed on Thursday night time towards the Bengals earlier than the collision pressured him out of the sport on a stretcher.

Now wholesome and in a position to play, Tagovailoa may just pull the Dolphins out in their three-game dropping streak. Miami averaged 27.66 issues in keeping with sport throughout their 3-0 begin to the season however scored simply 16 issues in keeping with sport over their closing 3 losses. The Dolphins grew to become to Teddy Bridgewater and seventh-round rookie Skylar Thompson in Tagovailoa’s absence, however neither discovered a lot offense throughout the staff’s 3 losses and each suffered accidents themselves.

But Tagovailoa would possibly not say the transition again to him as the starter will straight away result in good fortune.

“I’m not the savior of this team,” Tagovailoa mentioned. “I don’t just come in and we start winning games. It’s a team deal. … For me, I just look at it as coming in this week and being myself.”

He’ll be going towards a well-known face in former Dolphins head trainer Brian Flores, who is now a defensive assistant below Mike Tomlin. Tagovailoa did not remark particularly about Flores, who’s in the midst of a lawsuit towards the Dolphins, the NFL and a couple of different golf equipment, however famous “it’ll be cool being able to go up against the guy he’s coaching on that side” earlier than praising the Steelers’ protection.

Tua Tagovailoa spoke for the first time since he was carted off the field in Week 4. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images)

Tua Tagovailoa spoke for the first time since he was carted off the field in Week 4. (Photo via Megan Briggs/Getty Images)

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