Tua Tagovailoa Cleared From Concussion Protocol
Former Alabama and current Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has been cleared from concussion protocol.
"#Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa has cleared the NFL’s concussion protocol, sources say. He met with several medical professionals in the process. They are confident he’ll be 100% when the time comes for football," tweeted national insider for NFL Network Ian Rapoport.
The Hawaii native has been in protocol since Dec. 26, one day after he suffered the concussion in the Dolphins 26-20 loss to the Green Bay Packers on Christmas Day.
This was the second concussion that Tagovailoa suffered this season. The first came in Week 4 of the NFL season as the Dolphins took on the Cincinnati Bengals. He remained in concussion protocol for three weeks.
The third year starter had a career-best season by the numbers, going 259-of-400 for 3,548 yards, 25 touchdowns, and eight interceptions, as well as 24 rush attempts for 70 yards. He led the Dolphins to a 9-8 season, however only played the entire game in half of the team's losses.
The former national champion was selected to the 2023 Pro Bowl, however, due to still remaining in protocol as of last week, he will miss the Pro Bowl this year.