The conduct of Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s concussion exam during Sunday’s game against the Bills is under scrutiny by the NFL Players Association. As a result of a hit from Bills linebacker Matt Milano, who was called for roughing the passer on the play, Tagovailoa had to leave the game for a brief period in the first half of Sunday’s contest with what the team described as a head injury.
After the play, Tagovailoa tripped and was replaced in the game by Teddy Bridgewater, the backup quarterback. Later, Tagovailoa returned to the field to begin the second half and assisted Miami in defeating Buffalo 21-19.
After the game, Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel told reporters that Tagovailoa had had a lower-back injury in the first half that had been made worse by Milano’s hit. McDaniel said that he became “wobbly” and that his lower back was fully free.