Tua Tagovailoa to miss game at Jets with concussion

Teddy Bridgewater to start in Tagovailoa's place
Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa sacked by Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Josh Tupou, Sept. 29, 2022
Posted at 4:09 PM, Oct 03, 2022
and last updated 2022-10-03 16:14:58-04

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has been ruled out for Sunday's game at the New York Jets.

Tagovailoa, who suffered a concussion last Thursday at Cincinnati when he took a scary sack from Bengals defensive tackle Josh Tupou, was stretchered off the field and immediately taken to the hospital. He flew back to South Florida with the team that night.

The additional MRI that Tagovailoa underwent Friday afternoon came back clean, Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel said Monday.

McDaniel said he still does not have a timeline of Tagovailoa's return, or whether the team will place him on injured reserve.

Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa evaluated by medical staff at Cincinnati Bengals, Sept. 29, 2022
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is examined during the second quarter of the team's "Thursday Night Football" game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Cincinnati.

"Right now he's in the building," McDaniel said. "He's had a couple good days, but he's just trying to go through with the proper procedure and protocol so that he's feeling 100%. I know he's going to be diligent with it."

Teddy Bridgewater, who entered Thursday's game against the Bengals late in the first half, will start Sunday.

The Dolphins also plan to sign quarterback Reid Sinnett to their practice squad as a third quarterback option behind Bridgewater and rookie Skylar Thompson.

Sinnett entered the league in 2020 as an undrafted free agent and spent time with the Dolphins in 2020 and 2021 before the Eagles claimed him off waivers last October.