CINCINNATI — Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was taken off the field on a stretcher after a being sacked in Thursday night’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Tagovailoa was chased down and sacked by Josh Tupou with about six minutes left in the first half. He remained down for more than seven minutes before being loaded on a backboard, stabilized and removed via stretcher.
Dolphins players gathered around as he was rolled off the field and the crowd chanted “Tua! Tua!.”
The 24-year-old Tagovailoa was suffering from a sore back and was listed as questionable for most of the week ahead of the game.
He was replaced in the game by Teddy Bridgewater.
The Dolphins later tweeted that he has been taken to an area hospital for further evaluation and that he is conscious and has movement in all his extremities.