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Tua Tagovailoa is back in concussion protocol for the second time this season.
Just days after dropping their fourth straight game - a 26-20 loss at the hands of the Packers - Dolphins head coach Mike McDanielof the quarterback's latest head injury to reporters this Wednesday.
So far this season, Tagovailoa has been evaluated for three concussions. This week's newest injury, however, marks just thethe quarterback has received in 2022.
In light of the disheartening news this Wednesday, the NFL world has taken to social media to express how awful they feel for the Dolphins signal-caller.
Fans are disrespecting Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce in Pro Bowl voting
With just one day remaining to vote in the NFL Pro Bowl, there hasn't been much love given to Kansas City Chiefs stars Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce. The NFL Pro Bowl has been overhauled. No longer is the tackle game that had been criticized by fans and media for the lack of effort. Inste ad, the focus will be placed on skills competitions and seven-on-seven flag football games. The voting has been open for quite some time, but it officially ends on Thursday, Dec. 15. For Kansas City Chiefs fans, you won't like the vote count one day prior to the deadline. On Wednesday, Mahomes and Kelce rank third and fourth in vote-getting respectively.
Let's see what football fans are saying about Tagovailoa's most recent concussion diagnosis.
While the circumstances surrounding every concussion are different, some fans believe Tua hasn't received the support he deserves.
"The NFL has failed Tua. The NFLpa has failed Tua. The Dolphins have failed Tua.," one football fan wrote after the injury announcement.
Former NFL quarterback Robert Griffin III chimed in as well.
Even before the official diagnosis was released today, Griffin III said Monday that he believes Miami should sit Tua for the rest of this season.
"Tua shouldn’t play anymore this year. Put the PERSON before the player," RGIII said earlier in the week.
Others are fearful of the potential long-term ramifications stemming from Tagovailoa's latest head injury.
One twitter user wrote Wednesday, "His career is genuinely on the verge of ending. 3 concussions in one season is tough to come back from especially when you wanna look at the future of his health."
Teddy Bridgewater will likely get the starting nod this Sunday against New England if Tua is indeed ruled out.
Aaron Rodgers Reveals What He Told Tua Tagovailoa After Game .
Aaron Rodgers spoke highly of Tua Tagovailoa following their Christmas Day encounter. Per Yahoo Sports' Jori Epstein, Rodgers praised the younger quarterback's professionalism and class. The Green Bay Packers star also said he gave Tagovailoa some advice following a comeback win over the Miami Dolphins."I told him to take care of himself, too," Rodgers said, "He's had some pretty vicious hits this year. But he's a good kid. He's got a long career in the league to look forward to." Let's hope Rodgers is right about Tagovailoa having a long career ahead of him.