Dolphins’ Tua Tagovailoa says he lost consciousness after being hit

3:50 PM ET Marcel Louis-JacquesESPN MIAMI — Speaking Wednesday for the first time since sustaining a concussion on Sept. 29, Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa said he remembers most of that night but lost consciousness after a hit that sent him to a hospital. He was concussed in Miami’s loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in … Read more

Tua Tagovailoa preparing as Dolphins’ starter vs. Steelers

5:39 PM ET Marcel Louis-JacquesESPN MIAMI — Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will prepare this week as the team’s starter for Sunday night’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, coach Mike McDaniel said Monday, marking his return to the football field after spending the past two weeks in concussion protocol. Tagovailoa began football activities last week and … Read more

Dolphins lose Skylar Thompson to injury, then game to Vikings

8:15 PM ET Marcel Louis-JacquesESPN MIAMI — Miami Dolphins rookie quarterback Skylar Thompson was physically unable to return to Sunday’s 24-16 loss to the Minnesota Vikings after he left in the first half with a thumb injury to his throwing hand, coach Mike McDaniel said. Thompson, who made his first career start, appeared to hit … Read more

Following review of the handling of Tua Tagovailoa’s injury, NFL, NFLPA agree ‘the outcome in this case is not what was intended’

5:48 PM ET Marcel Louis-JacquesESPN The NFL and NFL Players Association released a joint statement Saturday finalizing their review of the application of the league’s concussion protocol following Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa‘s apparent head injury Sept. 25, implementing an amendment to said protocol. The statement concluded that although the step-by-step process of the concussion … Read more

NFLPA agrees to concussion protocol changes, NFL responds

The NFL Players Association has agreed to changes to the concussion protocol and is urging the NFL to do the same before Sunday’s games kick off. The announcement comes in the wake of a review over how Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa‘s concussion evaluation was handled in Week 3. “Our union has agreed to change … Read more

Miami Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel not fretting outside criticism over team’s handling of Tua Tagovailoa

3:21 PM ET Marcel Louis-JacquesESPN MIAMI — Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel isn’t ignorant of the criticism surrounding how quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was handled following an apparent head injury against the Bills on Sept. 25; he’s aware of what people’s opinions are. But he isn’t wasting thought on them. Speaking to local media Wednesday, McDaniel said … Read more

Cincinnati Bengals’ Joe Burrow says head injuries are an inherent part of playing in the NFL

CINCINNATI — Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow said he is very familiar with concussion-like symptoms and that head injuries are an inherent cost of playing football. In his weekly podcast, Burrow said he hasn’t had any long-term issues from concussions but conceded that he has likely suffered at least one during his career and has even … Read more

Miami Dolphins say QB Tua Tagovailoa ruled out for Week 5 game vs. New York Jets

2:00 PM ET Marcel Louis-JacquesESPN MIAMI — Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has been ruled out for Sunday’s game against the New York Jets as he continues to progress through concussion protocol, coach Mike McDaniel said Monday. There’s no “definite timeline” for Tagovailoa’s return after he left the Dolphins’ 27-15 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals in … Read more

Unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant who evaluated Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa fired over ‘several mistakes,’ sources say

2:10 PM ET Marcel Louis-JacquesESPN MIAMI — The unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant involved in clearing Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa during the game Sunday against the Buffalo Bills has been fired after it was found he made “several mistakes” in his evaluation, sources told ESPN. A source said the NFL Players Association exercised its right to … Read more

Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa in concussion protocol, no timetable for return

3:17 PM ET Marcel Louis-JacquesESPN MIAMI — Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel has combed through the events leading up to Tua Tagovailoa‘s injury Thursday night several times — right down to his own play call. But he’s not second-guessing how the team handled Tagovailoa throughout the week. Tagovailoa was taken to a hospital Thursday after hitting … Read more