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Dolphins’ Tua Tagovailoa dismisses concussion concerns despite last year’s injuries: ‘Hasn’t been a thought’

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered two documented concussions last year, both of which generated controversy.

In Week 3 of last year, Tagovailoa took a hit in the game against the Buffalo Bills and wobbled to the turf. It turned out, an investigation confirmed, that he passed concussion protocol and actually hyperextended his back.

However, on short rest in Week 4, the Dolphins quarterback suffered a concussion from a hit in the game against the Cincinnati Bengals that caused his hands to curl up on the field. He was hospitalized and missed two games, and the NFL Players Association wound up firing the unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant who examined Tagovailoa during the game against the Bills.

Miami made the playoffs as a wild card last year, and with third-string Skylar Thompson, they almost upset the Bills in Buffalo but came up short, losing 34-31.

The Dolphins head to Los Angeles to take on the Chargers on Sunday.

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