The Miami Dolphins have already ruled out quarterback Tua Tagovailoa for Sunday’s Week 17 road game against the New England Patriots due a concussion that he suffered in the team’s Christmas Day loss to the Green Bay Packers.
Despite suffering a concussion during the game, Tagovailoa played every snap on offense for the Dolphins against Green Bay. With the No. 5 pick of the 2021 NFL Draft out against New England, Miami will turn to backup Teddy Bridgewater.
While speaking to the media on Wednesday, Miami head coach Mike McDaniel revealed that he noticed something was wrong with Tagovailoa while watching game film of the Dolphins-Packers game.
“It specifically had to do with consistencies of things that I study daily on tape, which provoked some direct questioning with a high degree of concern,” McDaniel told reporters, per FOX Sports’ Henry McKenna.
NFL Coach News
Get all of the latest info, photos, and social media news surrounding NFL Coaches.
Thanks to McDaniel’s alertness, Tagovailoa will get the necessary rest and treatment for his injury. Having him play against New England with an undiagnosed concussion would have been been extremely perilous, to say the very least.
Tagovailoa also suffered a concussion in Miami’s Week 4 road game against the Cincinnati Bengals, and he had to miss the team’s Week 5 and 6 games.WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.