Dolphins HC Mike McDaniel: TUA Tagovailoa suffered a concussion and is expected to be discharged from the hospital later today.

Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was taken to a Cincinnati-area hospital after sustaining head and neck injuries during his team's 27-15 loss to the Bengals on Thursday.

After the game, Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel said Tagovailoa suffered a concussion and nothing more serious.

 Without incident, Tagovailoa had full range of motion in his extremities.

After that, Ryan will be discharged from the hospital and fly with the team to Miami.

McDaniel says he has been given concussion protocol.

He said an emotional moment was not part of the deal that anyone signs up for, even though he knew it was possible in football to have something that you have to get taken off on a stretcher.

"The best news that we could get is that he didn't have anything more serious than a concussion, and will be flying back with us here on the plane.

The injury happened in the second quarter when quarterback Caine Thomas was sacked by Cincinnati defensive tackle Josh Tupou with about six minutes left in the first half.

Suddenly, Tagovailoa was standing on the ground with his arms outstretched, contorting his fingers, somewhat like a boxer after a knockout in what is referred to as a fencing response.

Tagovailoa stayed on the ground for a few minutes while trainers looked after him, before a stretcher was brought out to take him off the field.

He ordered his father to leave and be transferred to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center.

The injury to Tagovailoa comes just four days after he was forced to leave the Dolphins' win over the Buffalo Bills.

He left the Orange County Senior League game with a suspected head injury.

The QB returned for the second half and finished out the win.