Although many have questioned whether or not Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa will return to the field after his concussion, his parents are confident he will return next to the NFL next fall.
In the past season, the third-year quarterback suffered two head blows. On Christmas Day, during a game against the Green Bay Packers, he was diagnosed with his second concussion of the season. Since then, he has been out of commission and focusing on recovery.
Recently, Diane and Galu, parents to the NFL star, sat down and spoke to Rob DeMello of KHON2 in Hawai’i about their son. When asked if they think he will return to the Dolphins following this season, they definitively said he’s not finished with football. “Yeah, he comes back. That’s their guy. I mean, they love him,” they shared.
Continuing, the parents gave their gratitude to the franchise for taking such good care of their son and ensuring his safety during his concussion recovery.
“We love them, and what they’re doing and how [they are] helping him with his recovery and everything else, you know, trying to get him back, still going through his protocol, but we’re grateful for them, too,” the Tagovailoa parents shared. “Very thankful for Miami, the organization, the owner, GM, and head coach, Mike [McDaniel], I mean, that guy’s special. Very special head coach.”
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Moreover, Tagovailoa’s parents confirmed he is in positive spirits after his head injury. “He’s great. He’s doing fine. He’s really happy, and that’s the most important thing,” Galu explained. “As parents, you like to see your kids, you know, a smile on their face when you’re walking to their house and they’re home, but he’s doing great.”
NFL officials confirm Tua Tagovailoa is still the Miami Dolphins starting quarterback
In addition to his parents, medical doctors are confident that he will make a full recovery, as the athlete just cleared the NFL’s concussion protocol.
“QB Tua Tagovailoa has cleared the NFL’s concussion protocol, sources say,” Ian Rapoport of NFL Network announced on Twitter. “He met with several medical professionals in the process. They are confident he’ll be 100% when the time comes for football.”
Miami general manager Chris Grier also told reporters that Tagovailoa is here to stay. “I would say with Tua, he’s our starting quarterback,” he stated. “I don’t know how we could say it any more clearly.”
Needless to say, it seems like Tagovailoa is here to stay.
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