Former Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier wished Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa well after the signal-caller went down with a scary concussion against the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday night.
Shazier, who suffered a career-ending back injury in Cincinnati, tweeted that he was praying for Tagovailoa. After his injury, Shazier was transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, where Tagovailoa was transported by ambulance after being stretchered out with the injury.
“🙏 🙏🙏 for Tua. May god be with you and hopefully okay,” Shazier wrote. “The staff in UC hospital do a great job with care. You’re in great hands.”
Tagovailoa’s concussion was called a head and neck injury by the Dolphins. He has movement in all extremities and was conscious upon arrival at the hospital.
Tua Tagovailoa suffered a potential concussion on Sunday when he stumbled. He later returned to the game after clearing protocol, and throughout the week was listed with a back and ankle injury. The NFLPA requested an investigation be opened into the protocols from Sunday, and that investigation is ongoing.
As of now, Tagovailoa is being evaluated at UCMC for his injuries. The Dolphins continue to provide updates as more information comes through on Tagovailoa’s condition and injuries.