NFLPA investigating Tua Tagovailoa’s return from injury in Dolphins’ win

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Tua Tagovailoa’s impossible return is officially under question.

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NFL Players Association starting the investigation The process allowed the Dolphins quarterback to re-enter the team’s 21-19 win over the Bills on Sunday, according to the NFL Network.

With the score tied 14–14 at the end of the second quarter, Tagovailoa went back on a hit from Bills pass rusher Matt Milano. As he landed, he fell backwards, slamming his head on the ground.

Tagovailoa initially got back on his feet and ran a few steps uphill before stumbling and falling back to the ground in a spooky scene. Dolphins trainers immediately rushed to the field and helped them out. Miami originally ruled the suspect to return with a head injury.

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He returned to the field in the second half, however, seemingly having passed the NFL’s concussion protocol, which is performed by an independent third party. Tagovailoa finished with 18 completions for 186 yards and a touchdown in the win.

Tua Tagovailoa lies on the ground in pain.
Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images
Tua Tagovailoa hid his head after hitting the ground after a hit.
Tua Tagovailoa hid his head after hitting the ground after a hit.
Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images

After the game, Tagovailoa stated that it was actually his back that forced him into the locker room, which he had injured in the previous game.

“At the quarterback sneak, kinda grabbed my feet under someone and they were trying to push back,” Tagovailoa told reporters “It felt like I overstretched my back. In the next play, I hit my back and I hurt. Then I woke up and when I stumbled it was like that. For the most part, I’m fine. His Whatever concussion protocol was in place, he passed it.”

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