Dolphins WR Jaylen Waddle in concussion protocol after hit

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Marcel Louis JacquesESPNSeptember 18, 2023, 03:46 pm ET2 minute read

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MIAMI — The Dolphins’ Jaylen Waddle is in concussion protocol, coach Mike McDaniel said Monday, after the receiver took a hard hit to the head in Sunday’s win over the New England Patriots.

Waddle was the intended receiver on a pass from quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in the fourth quarter. The pass fell incomplete, but Waddle took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Patriots linebacker Marte Mapu, who was penalized for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Waddle received attention from medical trainers on the field before being escorted to the bench and finally to the locker room.

McDaniel said Waddle was already “progressing” through the protocol Monday afternoon.

The third-year pro was Miami’s leading receiver Sunday night, finishing with 86 yards on four receptions.

If he can’t play in the Dolphins’ Week 3 home opener against the Denver Broncos, it will likely mean elevated roles for Cedrick Wilson, who has been healthy in the first two games, or possibly Robbie Chosen, who remains in the equipment. team practice squad.


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