Tua Tagovailoa suffers scary head injury, leaves in ambulance originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered a head injury and was taken off the field on a stretcher during Thursday Night Football against the Bengals.
After Tagovailoa hit the ground, he displayed a “fencing response” where he lifted his hands with stiffened fingers. According to the TNF broadcast crew, this motion is a neurological response to head trauma.
Tagovailoa remained on the ground for several minutes as his teammates gathered around him. He was placed on a stabilizing board and loaded off the field on a stretcher. His helmet remained on to keep his head stabilized, but the facemask was removed.
The team later confirmed that Tagovailoa was conscious and has movement in all his extremities.
With Tagovailoa out, backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is under center for Miami.
This story will be updated as more information becomes available.