Tua Tagovailoa hasn’t played football in weeks, and yet he still remains in the NFL’s concussion protocol and will miss the league’s inaugural Pro Bowl Games, according to ESPN’s Marcel Louis-Jacques.
“According to the source, Tagovailoa’s time in the protocol has been deliberate as he meets with multiple doctors and specialists,” Louis-Jacques reported. “There have not been any setbacks as the Dolphins prioritize his long-term health.”
As an alternate, Tagovailoa was set to replace either Patrick Mahomes or Joe Burrow, as one of those quarterbacks will be playing in Super Bowl LVII.
Tua didn’t play for the rest of the season, with the Dolphins starting Skylar Thompson in their narrow postseason loss to the Bills. Tagovailoa suffered at least one other diagnosed concussion during the team’s Week Four loss to Cincinnati as he missed two games after that concussion and the Dolphins’ last three games of the season.
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Fans online were basically begging for him to never play football again.
Despite only making 13 starts, Tagovailoa set career highs in passing yards (3,548) and passing touchdowns (25).WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.