Tua Tagovailoa, the quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, acknowledged before his team’s game against the Pittsburgh Steelers that his parents were worried about his health after suffering a concussion a few weeks prior.
For the first time since suffering a head injury against the Cincinnati Bengals, Tagovailoa started Sunday’s game against the Steelers. Beforehand, Maria Taylor from NBC Sports questioned him about his parents’ worries.
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He admitted to Taylor that “it was a little tough” for his parents. Prior to the injury, it was their top concern, followed by what happened in the hospital, what happened afterward, going through the interview process, and seeing doctors for second opinions. I, however, adore football. I simply adore it. I adore the sensation it produces. I adore the fact that football can influence people’s lives. I simply missed it. I simply missed playing and missing it.
Tagovailoa declared he would stop attempting to play the “superhero.”
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“Get the ball out, keeping in mind my playing time.” Simply collapse if I’m fired; don’t pretend to be superhuman, he said. “I’ve always been wired to try to make things happen, but sometimes the best move is to throw the ball away and simply punt the ball,” said the speaker.
According to Pro Football Talk , NBC reporter Cris Collinsworth stated during the broadcast that the quarterback had been asked whether his parents were okay with him playing again during a production meeting.
Collinsworth reported that Tagovailoa answered, “I don’t know.”