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Report: ‘All systems go’ for Tua Tagovailoa after being medically examined by Dolphins

Jesse Reed
Tua Tagovailoa watches NFL Combine
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The Miami Dolphins finally got Tua Tagovailoa into their team facilities for a medical examination, and he’s good to go for training camp.

Latest Tua Tagovailoa medical update brings more positive news

Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported Wednesday that Tagovailoa was finally examined after being allowed for “necessary medical rehab,” following his season-ending hip injury at Alabama last November.

He also shared that, from what he’s been told, it’s “all systems go, medically” for Tagovailoa heading into camp.

Players aren’t allowed at team facilities yet for general purposes. However, as noted by Rapoport in his video appearance on NFL Network, Tagovailoa and others who need rehabilitation are able to get treatment.

Will Tua Tagovailoa start for the Dolphins this season?

With all the news surrounding Tagovailoa’s health lately — his trainer raved about his “miraculous” recovery — everyone wants to know if he’ll start right off the bat for the Dolphins this season.

Selected No. 5 overall out of Alabama, Tagovailoa put up jaw-dropping stats for the Crimson Tide. Proving to be one of the best pure passers to play college football in years, he completed 69.3% of his passes for 7,442 yards with 87 touchdowns and just 11 interceptions in 32 games.

At this time, veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick is likely the favorite to start come Week 1. With no real offseason to speak of, rookies have even less time to prepare for the NFL, and FitzMagic knows Miami’s system already.

However, there are some rumors that Miami could be ready to roll with Tua right out of the gate this season. If he can show he’s mentally ready to execute the game plan and stays healthy, he might just be a starter from Day 1.