Dolphins say QB Tagovailoa remains in concussion protocol, seeing specialists

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) aims a pass during the second half of an NFL football game against the Baltimore Ravens, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (Wilfredo Lee/AP)

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa remains in concussion protocol and has had appointments with several outside specialists, coach Mike McDaniel told reporters on Friday.

McDaniel said Tagovailoa will not travel with the team to New York, where the team plays the Jets on Sunday, to help in his recovery.

The coach added that the quarterback will not be going on the injured reserve list on Friday or Saturday.

Tagovailoa was stretchered off the field after suffering a concussion during a game in Cincinnati on Sept. 29.

Four days earlier, Tagovailoa's head hit the turf hard in a game against the Buffalo Bills and he was wobbly when he returned to his feet. The quarterback was removed from the game briefly before returning with the team saying he suffered a back injury.

Since the injury in Cincinnati, the NFLPA has fired the independent neurological consultant involved in the incident.

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