NFL Players And Fans Pray For Tua Tagovailoa After Suffering Serious Head Injury

Photo from Tua Tagovailoa’s Instagram

NFL Players And Fans Pray For Tua Tagovailoa After Suffering Serious Head Injury

By Movieguide® Contributor

NFL players and fans are keeping Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in their prayers after he suffered a serious neck and head injury during Thursday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals. 

In the second quarter of the game, Tagovailoa was slammed to the ground after getting sacked by Bengals player Josh Tupou. The player hit the back of his head and his hands and arms immediately started seizing. 

Tagovailoa laid on the field for ten minutes before getting lifted off the field with a stretcher. He was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center and before the end of the game, a Dolphins spokesperson said he was “conscious” and “had movement in all his extremities.”

Dolphins Coach Mike McDaniel said, “It’s an emotional moment. It’s not a part of the deal you sign up for. His teammates and myself were very concerned, but he got checked out and it’s nothing more serious than a concussion.”

NFL players are expressing their concern for Tagovailoa, sharing public messages of support on social media. 

Former Steelers player Ryan Shazier tweeted, “May god be with you and hopefully okay. The staff in UC hospital do a great job with care. Your in great hands. #DolphinsvsBengals.” 


“Seeing that Tua got me shook,” Former Green Bay Packers player Brandon Bostick wrote. “That was scary. Especially as Former Player. It’s tough and rough out there between them lines. Violent af. Traumatic Brain Injury’s need to be taken more seriously. Prayers up to Tua and everybody on the Field!”

Tagovailoa has been open about his faith in the past, saying, “The greatest gift that God could have given us was His Son. It’s not just a matter of hearing what Jesus Christ is, it’s a matter of getting to know who Jesus Christ is. To really understand and really feel the identity of who you are because of things that He’s done. And I’d say you can only find your identity through Him if you know Him.”

Please pray for Tagovailoa’s recovery at this time. The star quarterback is still following concussion protocol, as the NFL modifies the rules surrounding such injuries. 

“The joint NFL-NFLPA investigation into the application of the Concussion Protocol involving Miami Dolphins’ quarterback Tua Tagovailoa remains ongoing,”

“The NFL and NFLPA agree that modifications to the Concussion Protocol are needed to enhance player safety,” the statement read. “The NFLPA’s Mackey-White Health & Safety Committee and the NFL’s Head Neck and Spine Committee have already begun conversations around the use of the term ‘Gross Motor Instability’ and we anticipate changes to protocol being made in the coming days based on what has been learned thus far in the review process.”

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