CINCINNATI (AP/WNCN) — Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was taken off the field on a stretcher with head and neck injuries in Thursday night’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals, the Dolphins said.
Tagovailoa was chased down and sacked by Josh Tupou with about six minutes left in the first half. He remained down for more than seven minutes before being loaded on a backboard, stabilized and removed via stretcher.
He was announced as out with head and neck injuries. He has since been transported to University of Cincinnati Medical Center where the team said he has regained full movement in all extremities.
Dolphins players gathered around as he was rolled off the field and the crowd chanted “Tua! Tua!.”
The 24-year-old Tagovailoa was suffering from a sore back and was listed as questionable for most of the week ahead of the game. He was later cleared on Thursday of all injury designations.
He was replaced in the game by Teddy Bridgewater.
After the game, just after 11:30 p.m., the Dolphins said Tagovailoa will be released from the hospital and travel with the team back to South Beach.
Miami (3-1) suffered its first loss of the season, 27-15, to the Bengals (2-2).