Tua Tagovailoa Sep 25, 2022; Miami Gardens, Florida, USA; Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) is held up by team mates against the Buffalo Bills during the second quarter at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rich Storry-USA TODAY Sports

Miami Dolphins fans around the world were stunned to see quarterback Tua Tagovailoa return to the game against the Buffalo Bills Sunday when it had appeared he suffered a concussion.

Tagovailoa was knocked out of the game with minutes to go in the half and it appeared at the time that he would be gone for the rest of the game. The quarterback wobbled to the sideline and was taken back to the locker room before halftime.

But when the second half begin, he was right back on the field, directing his team and stunning the NFL audience watching the game.

Tua’s return was, for the most part, met with surprise and happiness by most fans.


A lot of NFL fans, however, are questioning the NFL’s concussion protocol that would let Tagovailoa back in the game when it appeared he had no business being on the field after he was unable to leave under his own power.

The Dolphins aren’t the only ones dealing with injuries. The Bills have had several players leaving the game having to deal with heat exhaustion. Meanwhile, although Tagovailoa has returned to the game, you can notice he is not as crisp as he was in the first half.

[Ari Meirov]

About Stacey Mickles

Stacey is a 1995 graduate of the University of Alabama who has previously worked for other publications such as Sportskeeda and Saturday Down South.