Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has entered concussion protocol again.
After a miserable second half against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday afternoon, Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel announced Monday that Tagovailoa would enter concussion protocol. The team isn’t sure when the third-year quarterback suffered the concussion.
“Nobody recognized anything related to a hit,” McDaniel said. “It was something he met with doctors today and discussed some of the symptoms.”
Some believe that Tagovailoa suffered the head injury at the end of the first half and was allowed to play the second half, which certainly backfired on the Dolphins. His head bounces off the ground, similar to his concussion against the Bengals earlier this season.
Tagovailoa is now in doubt for the Dolphins’ pivotal game against the New England Patriots next week, which is a must-win for both teams’ playoff hopes. According to McDaniel, backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will take over most of the first-team reps ahead of the start against the Patriots at Foxborough.
The 8-7 Dolphins and 7-8 Patriots play on New Year’s Day at 1 p.m. Miami won the first meeting 21-19 in February.