New York – Sunday night’s NFL game at the New York Jets couldn’t have started any worse for the Miami Dolphins.
Reserve quarterback Teddy Bridgewater was knocked down hard in his own end zone by Jets cornerback Ahmad “Sauce” Gardner. Bridgewater threw the ball away, the referees decided to ground intentionally and thus on safety and a 2-0 lead for the Jets.
Worse still, Bridgewater also got injured in that first game of the match. The 29-year-old had to leave the field and be examined for an elbow and head injury. His return to the field was initially classified as questionable. Shortly thereafter, the Dolphins announced that Bridgewater would not be returning to the field.
Drama about Tua Tagovailoa
This is particularly tragic as Bridgewater was only on the pitch because of Tua Tagovailoa’s drama. The quarterback suffered a head injury two weeks ago against the Buffalo Bills, but was surprisingly cleared to continue playing after a short physical.
Last weekend in the game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Tagovailoa hit his head again after a layoff and was taken to the hospital for a concussion. The Dolphins’ medical department has been criticized.
New concussion protocol: Bridgewater won’t be back
Concussion protocol rules have been tightened, preventing Bridgewater from returning to the field on Sunday. According to NFL insider Ian Rapoport, the quarterback passed medical tests but was eliminated from the game due to stricter rules.
#dolphins QB Teddy Bridgewater was left out due to the concussion protocol, to be precise. He passed the tests administered by the doctors, but due to the new protocol adjustments and based on what the spotter saw, he was excluded.
– Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 9, 2022
Third quarterback Skylar Thompson took over from the Jets, the Dolphins chose the rookie in the seventh round of the draft.
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