Because the Miami Dolphins put together to shut out the common season with an important recreation towards the New York Jets on Sunday, they’ll be doing so with out quarterback Tua Tagovailoa written into the sport plan.
Tagovailoa entered concussion protocol for the second time this season following the Dolphins’ Week 16 matchup towards the Inexperienced Bay Packers.
Head coach Mike McDaniel confirmed this forward of final week’s recreation towards the New England Patriots, including that Tagovailoa was day-to-day in his restoration and the main focus was on his well being and never getting him again on the sector.
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Throughout a press convention with the media on Monday, McDaniel stated the sport plan could be made with the anticipation that Tagovailoa would miss one other week.
“There’s quite a lot of variables which can be happening. I feel for me proper now, I’m getting ready for each Skylar (Thompson) and Teddy (Bridgewater). I feel it’s too quickly to know something about Teddy,” McDaniel stated of Bridgewater who suffered a finger harm on his proper hand within the Dolphins’ fifth straight loss.
“And with Tua, like I stated, I haven’t even considered taking part in standing. It’s about him getting wholesome each day, so I can’t actually even issue him into any form of equation till we’re able to broach that.”
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He continued: “It’s simply actually a scenario of at this level within the week, Monday and Tuesday in recreation prep, I’ll be getting ready for each Skylar and Teddy after which proceed because the week progresses just about.”
The Dolphins might nonetheless make the playoffs with a win on Sunday and relying on the Buffalo Bills outcomes towards the Patriots in Week 18, however McDaniel stated there’s no timeline on Tagovailoa’s return, no matter Miami’s playoff standing.
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“I do know one factor for certain that particularly as mandated, I haven’t had a dialogue with Tua about when he’s taking part in, as a result of once more, as soon as the image was painted very clearly that something however what we’re doing that day, making his restoration worse for him as a human being.”
He added: “… from his head coach to the participant, no timeline has been mentioned with intent. Once more, no thought about any form of when, if, why, how with regard to Tua. It’s a day-to-day course of, actually, that’s most essential that we adhere to, and that’s simply getting him higher each day and getting him wholesome as an individual. I don’t actually have a timeline sadly.”