Tua Tagovailoa Stretchered Off Field With Head Injury, Hands Clenched In Air In Scary Scene

Tua Tagovailoa suffered a head injury last week vs the Bills, and after being let back into the game for the second half, the Dolphins training staff came under criticism for allowing it to happen, even prompting an NFL probe into the incident.

The narrative switched to the play resulting in Tua’s back being injured as the cause for him stumbling after the Week 3 play.

Despite the injury, whether head or back, the Dolphins started Tagovailoa on a short week Thursday night in Cincinnati.

Unfortunately, the worst case scenario occurred with Tua suffering another severe looking injury, this time definitely pertaining to his head.


After being slung to the ground by a Bengals tackler, it was clear Tagovailoa was suffering decorticate posturing, a instance where a neurological response to brain trauma causes the muscles to fire and results in a scary-looking clenched hand look above the torso.

Tua was down on the turf for multiple minutes, eventually being stretchered off and taken to a local hospital, a level-1 trauma center.