Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa remains in concussion protocol more than a month after suffering his second documented concussion of the season.
Although there has not been any setbacks for Tagovailoahis time in the protocol has been «deliberate,» according to a report published by ESPN on Friday.
He will miss the Pro Bowl Games scheduled for February 5 after he was named as first substitute bowler in the AFC.
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As a backup, Tagovailoa would fill in for either Joe Burrow or Patrick Mahomes as the two quarterbacks prepare for Sunday’s AFC championship game.
Tagovailoa found himself in concussion protocol following Miami’s Week 16 game against the Green Bay Packersmissing the last two games of the regular season and Miami’s playoff game against the Buffalo Bills.
Tagovailoa’s concussion against the Packers was at least his second of the 2022 NFL season. The third-year quarterback missed two games after suffering a concussion. against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 4.
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That concussion came four days after Tagovailoa stumbled after hitting his head on a single hit in the Miami game. against the Buffalo Bills in Week 3.
He missed a total of five games during the 2022 season due to head injuries, raising concerns about his future in the NFL.
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On Wednesday, Tagovailoa’s parents told KHON 2 that their son will be back on the field next season.
«He’ll be back,» Galu Tagovailoa, the father of the Alabama product, said at the Polynesian Bowl.
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«That’s your boy. They love him. We love them and what they’re doing and how they’re helping him with his recovery and everything else trying to get him back.»
The fifth overall pick in the 2020 draft had a career season, setting career records in 2022 with 3,548 passing yards and 25 touchdowns while throwing just eight interceptions.