Tua Tagovailoa placed in concussion protocol again

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Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s status for the Week 17 matchup against the Patriots is in doubt after the quarterback was once again placed in the concussion protocol on Monday.

Head coach Mike McDaniel told reporters Tagovailoa’s status in his Monday press conference.

Via Barry Jackson of the Miami HeraldMcDaniel said no one noticed that Tagovailoa sustained a hit that would have caused a concussion.

“It was something he met with doctors today and discussed some symptoms,” McDaniel said.

McDaniel added that it’s not clear if Tagovailoa actually suffered a concussion, but he displayed enough symptoms to be placed in the protocol. McDaniel only found out about it a couple of hours ago. There is a chance that Tagovailoa could be cleared this week.

But if he isn’t, Teddy Bridgewater would start in Tagovailoa’s stead. He returned from injury to be the team’s backup on Sunday.

Of course, Tagovailoa missed time earlier this season with a concussion when his head hit the turf against the Bengals back in September. The week before, he had displayed gross motor instability after being pushed to the ground on a pass against the Bills. But he was cleared to return to the game with what he and the team called a back injury.

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