Tua Tagovailoa expected to fly home with Dolphins after being stretchered off the field

Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is expected to fly home with the team after leaving the field on a stretcher in the team's 27-15 loss to the Bengals Thursday night.

Tagovailoa was taken off the field on a stretcher after being sacked by Bengals defensive tackle Josh Tupou in the second quarter.

Tagovailoa was transported to University of Cincinnati Medical Center, a Level 1 Trauma Center, with reported head and neck injuries. The Dolphins reported he was conscious and had movement in all his extremities.

Following the game, the Dolphins reported he was expected to be discharged and fly back with his teammates.

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The hit occurred with 5:43 remaining in the second quarter and the Bengals leading 7-6.

Tagovailoa got wrapped up around the waist by Tupou, who swung Tagovailoa to the ground.

Tagovailoa’s head collided with the ground and the third-year quarterback’s hands seemed to lock in a fixed position in front of his face while the rest of his body remained motionless.

Sep 29, 2022; Cincinnati, Ohio, USA; Cincinnati Bengals defensive tackle Josh Tupou (68) sacks Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) in the second quarter during a Week 4 NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, at Paycor Stadium in Cincinnati. Mandatory Credit: Kareem Elgazzar-USA TODAY Sports

The training staff quickly rushed onto the field.

Miami’s offense and Cincinnati’s defense took a knee, recognizing the seriousness of the situation.

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Tagovailoa, who briefly exited Sunday’s win over the Buffalo Bills after his head hit the ground causing him to wobble as he tried to run, was placed onto a stretcher and taken off the field.

As he was being placed on the stretcher, the entire Dolphins team walked onto the field near him.

The crowd broke out in "Tua" chants as he was being carted off the field.

This article originally appeared on Cincinnati Enquirer: Tua Tagovailoa injury update: QB expected to fly back with teammates