Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa taken off field in stretcher in Dolphins-Bengals Thursday night game – The Denver Post


Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was taken off the field in a stretcher in the second quarter of his team’s Thursday night game at the Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor Stadium.

Tagovailoa, who was already playing through back and ankle injuries, was spun down and driven to the turf on a sack by Bengals nose tackle Josh Tupou.

Tagovailoa landed on his bad back on the violent takedown, and the back of his head hit the ground hard from the whiplash. Tagovailoa appeared to lie motionless as he was attended to on the field before being taken on the stretcher. His left index finger was stuck in an awkward inward-pointing position, as game broadcast cameras caught.

Tagovailoa was already questionable for the game entering Thursday after dealing with the back and ankle injuries in Sunday’s win over the Buffalo Bills that caused him to leave and re-enter that game at Hard Rock Stadium. He was also thought initially to have suffered a head injury on Sunday before it was clarified he only sustained back and ankle ailments.

Tagovailoa was 8 of 14 for 110 yards and an interception at the time of the injury. Backup Teddy Bridgewater is in for the Dolphins.

This story will be updated.



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