Teddy Bridgewater, the quarterback for the Dolphins, will not play against the Jets on Sunday. The quarterback exited with an elbow injury after getting a head injury evaluation. Miami claimed that Bridgewater won’t play again because of the concussion procedure.
The testing Bridgewater was put through were successful. NFL Network Insiders Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero claimed on Sunday that Bridgewater was out due to the updated concussion procedures decided upon on Saturday, which added ataxia to the “no-go” list, and what the ATC spotter observed. Ataxia, according to the NFL and NFLPA’s joint statement on Saturday, is “characterized as irregularity of balance/stability, motor coordination, or disordered speech caused by a neurological condition.”
Bridgewater will now be put into the concussion protocol and go through all of its procedures before being cleared to play again by an outside neurologist.
According to the new NFL-NFLPA procedures, the Dolphins’ backup player is the first to be taken out of the game.
Sunday saw just one snap for Bridgewater. While attempting a pass, the seasoned quarterback was struck by Jets cornerback Sauce Gardner in the end zone, landing forcefully on his left elbow. He was given a safety after being reported for purposeful grounding.
After the play, the veteran was spotted going to the sideline medical tent before entering the locker room. Skylar Thompson, a third-string rookie quarterback, took over at quarterback.
Tua Tagovailoa, the Dolphins’ typical starter, was out against New York due to a concussion he sustained in Week 4’s loss to the Bengals. Bridgewater was taking over for Tagovailoa in his first game of the year.
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