Big sigh of relief for Tua Tagovailoa
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has left NFL concussion protocol and is expected to be fully recovered early next season.
< p> This was indicated by the NFL Network, citing sources familiar with the matter on Wednesday. The player concerned has met with numerous specialists during the process and the Florida organization expects him to be at his best when football activities resume.
On Friday, the ESPN channel reported that Tagovailoa will miss the Pro Bowl scheduled for Sunday. The 24-year-old center had to follow league protocol again on December 26 after suffering an injury during the previous day's game against the Green Bay Packers. Earlier in the campaign, he suffered two other major shocks – in weeks 3 and 4 – and found himself on the floor temporarily.
The management of his file by the team of Miami and the league have prompted the league to change some rules of procedure to follow when dealing with players with concussions.
Having thrown 25 touchdown passes and had 3,548 aerial yards, the southpaw missed the Dolphins' last three games of the season, but they made it to the playoffs. They dropped their first-round meeting against the Buffalo Bills.