Following their NFL Super Wild Card Weekend matchup, Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa and Buffalo Bills center Mitch Morses indicated they want to get in touch.
Due to his continued participation in the concussion protocol and lack of clearance, Tua Tagovailoa will miss the game on Sunday. The concussion the Dolphins quarterback sustained in Week 16 is his second confirmed concussion of the year.
According to Bills beat writer Sal Capaccio, Mitch Morse has experienced his fair share of concussions over his playing career and wants Tagovailoa to know he is not alone in trying to recover from the ailments.
Bills C Mitch Morse said after everything plays out and it s over he would like to reach out to Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa.
Said he understands how emotionally taxing it can be to have multiple concussions, adding I feel for him going through it.
— Sal Capaccio (@SalSports) January 11, 2023
Morse is the only one who could possibly understand what Tagovailoa is going through. The eight-year veteran has six concussions that have been officially documented since the Kansas City Chiefs selected him in the second round of the 2015 NFL Draft.
Morse’s most recent concussion occurred on December 17 during a game against the Dolphins. Before completing the protocol, he missed the Bills’ following game against the Chicago Bears.
In place of Tagovailoa, rookie Skylar Thompson will start Sunday’s wild-card game. In the wake of Tagovailoa’s first confirmed concussion, which he sustained during a game against the Cincinnati Bengals, the league’s general treatment of players who suffer head injuries has come under intense scrutiny. In recent years, teams have been under a lot of pressure to ensure that every rule is being obeyed as player safety has become a top issue.
For Tagovailoa, choices must be taken that will affect not just his football career but also his quality of life. It could be difficult for a young person to stop playing the sport he grew up playing.