Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was taken off the field on a stretcher after taking a violent sack in the team’s match against the Cincinnati Bengals.
In the second quarter, Tagovailoa went back to pass and Cincinnati defensive lineman Josh Tupou got to him.
Tupou flung Tagovailoa down and he hit the ground hard. Tagovailoa stayed down and the Amazon Prime Video cameras showed his fingers were locked in what looked like a fencing response.
It was a frightening scene, as Tagovailoa raised his hands with what was described by the Amazon broadcast as a neurological response to head trauma.
He remained on the turf for several minutes before ultimately being loaded on a stretcher and taken off the field. Teddy Bridgewater replaced Tagovailoa under center.
Amazon Prime Video reported during the game that the Dolphins said Tagovailoa suffered head and neck injuries and he was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
Tagovailoa completed 8 of 14 passes for 110 yards and one interception on Thursday night before exiting the game.