Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa clears concussion protocol, per report

Tua Tagovailoa of the Miami Dolphins takes the field prior to a game against the Green Bay Packers at Hard Rock Stadium on December 25, 2022 in Miami Gardens, Florida. (Photo by Megan Briggs/Getty Images) (Megan Briggs, 2022 Megan Briggs)

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – Things are progressing nicely for Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in his recovery from a late-season head injury.

According to the NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Tagovailoa has cleared the NFL’s concussion protocol.

Tua suffered his second confirmed concussion during a game on Christmas Day against the Green Bay Packers and did not play again.

Miami qualified for the playoffs without Tagovailoa available and nearly beat the Buffalo Bills in the Wild Card round, falling 34-31.

Per the report, medical professionals are confident Tagovailoa will be at full strength for the next time the Dolphins meet for a practice, which would be sometime this spring.

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David Dwork joined the WPLG Local 10 News team in August 2019. Born and raised in Miami-Dade County, David has covered South Florida sports since 2007.