Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagavailoa is carried off the field on a stretcher during the second quarter of his team’s game Thursday night at Paycor Stadium against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Tagovailoa, already playing through back and ankle injuries, was thrown to the turf on a sack by Bengals nose tackle Josh Tupou.

Tagovailoa landed on his sore back during a brutal blow and the back of his head hit the ground hard from the whip. Tagovailoa appeared to lie motionless as he was tended to on the field before being taken away on a stretcher. His left index finger was stuck in an awkward inward position, as the game’s broadcast cameras caught.

Tagovailoa was already questionable for Thursday’s opener after suffering back and ankle injuries in Sunday’s win over the Buffalo Bills that forced him to leave the game and re-enter the game at Hard Rock Stadium. He was also initially believed to have suffered a head injury on Sunday, before it was revealed that he only had back and ankle problems.

At the time of the injury, Tagovailoa was 8 of 14 for 110 yards and an interception. Backup Teddy Bridgewater plays for the Dolphins.

This story will be updated.


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