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Will Tua Tagovailoa play this week against the New England Patriots? NFL Week 17 Prospects

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Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa met with medical professionals on Monday and is now back on concussion protocol.

Tagovailoa suffered a head injury in the Dolphins’ game against the Green Bay Packers in Week 16, according to Mike McDaniel, who spoke to the media on Wednesday. In addition, he mentioned that Teddy Bridgewater would start the Patriots game in Week 17.

Earlier in the season, Tagovailoa was forced off the field in an ambulance after suffering a frightening head injury against the Cincinnati Bengals, forcing him to sit out two games. The NFL investigated how Miami medical staff handled Tagovailoa’s concussion.

This appears to be the play on which Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa was injured, when his head hit the ground. https://t.co/zCQXadHm2r

Following the event, the NFL amended its concussion protocol to require any player with potential head injuries, such as loss of stability or posture, to sit out the remainder of the game. part.

Tagovailoa’s concussion last week could have happened anytime during the game, according to McDaniel, who also said “no one recognized anything” at the time.

What Tua Tagovailoa’s head injury means for the Patriots vs Dolphins clash

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa had several memorable bouts throughout the 2022 NFL season. Many considered it one of the major snubs in the Pro Bowl poll this year.

I saw this live. And I recorded it because I knew it as soon as I saw it. This happened at the end of the 1st half. And I believe Tua played the 2nd half with a concussion. His head bounced off the ground. And it was very similar to the Cincinnati hit. 3 INT in the 4th trimester. proved it to me. https://t.co/Djl0xkGToX

Tua Tagovailoa, who is 5-0 in his career against New England, is yet to be beaten by the New England Patriots. Teddy Bridgewater is expected to step in this week.

Miami (8-7) now sits in the last Wild Card spot in the AFC, while New England (7-8) is currently ranked eighth in the league. The winner of this contest will determine if either team will advance to the playoffs.

#Dolphins Coach Mike McDaniel told reporters QB Teddy Bridgewater will start this week and QB Tua Tagovailoa suffered a concussion and should “worry about his health first.”

Without Tua Tagovailoa on the court, the Dolphins lost both games this year — 40-17 to the New York Jets in Week 5 and 24-16 to the Minnesota Vikings in Week 6.

Teddy Bridgewater, who has played four games this year and started one of them, is expected to start. Bridgewater, who started 64 games in his career while playing for the Minnesota Vikings, New Orleans Saints, Carolina Panthers, Denver Broncos and Miami Dolphins, has McDaniel’s backing. .

The Patriots must defeat the Dolphins in Week 17 to have a chance of qualifying for the playoffs. Regardless of their performance against the Buffalo Bills in Week 18, a loss in Week 17 will automatically disqualify them from the playoff picture.

Despite losing to the Green Bay Packers, the Dolphins are still in contention for the AFC playoffs. However, they must win at least one of their two remaining games to qualify for the playoffs.

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