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Report: Tua Tagovailoa still in protocol, to miss Pro Bowl

Field Level Media
28 Jan 2023, 05:40 GMT+10

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa remains in the concussion protocol and will miss next week's Pro Bowl Games in Las Vegas, ESPN reported Friday.

Tagovailoa continues to meet with multiple doctors and specialists and there have been no setbacks regarding his long-term health, per the report.

He made the Pro Bowl roster as a first alternate with both Cincinnati's Joe Burrow and Kansas City's Patrick Mahomes playing in Sunday's AFC Championship Game. One of them will be bound for Super Bowl LVII.

Tagovailoa, 24, entered the protocol on Dec. 26 after suffering a concussion in a Week 16 loss against the Green Bay Packers. He had a previous concussion in Week 4 that caused him to miss two starts.

The third-year QB led the NFL with a 105.5 passer rating in 2022, completing 64.8 percent of his passes for a career-high totals in yards (3,548) and touchdowns (25). He also had eight interceptions in 13 starts.

The Dolphins face a May 1 deadline to exercise the fifth-year option on Tagovailoa's rookie contract.

Drafted No. 5 overall by Miami in 2020, Tagovailoa has passed for 8,015 yards with 52 TDs and 23 picks in 36 games (34 starts).

--Field Level Media

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