Viewers were stunned to see a terrible cut on Tua Tagovailoa’s arm captured by Amazon cameras. Not just them but several others were observing it. The injury was described as “disgusting” by Tua Tagovailoa’s wife, who was also paying attention. Tagovailoa said
“They said it was disgusting while they were eating their leftover meals,”
Tua Tagovailoa says his wife was disgusted by piece of skin ripped off his arm during game. Tua jokes he’ll tell his son one day he got it fighting off a shark. He adds:
“It was a nice chunk that came off, so if someone can find that piece it’s yours.” 😳😂
— Will Manso (@WillManso) November 29, 2023
In order to repair the cut, Tagovailoa acknowledged that he needed many stitches, describing the process as “looking very complex for them to put together.”
At MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, the Dolphins faced their division rivals, and they were easily defeated. Miami defeated New York 34–13 to increase their record to 8–3, while New York dropped to 4–7 overall. It was the first NFL game to be live-streamed on Amazon Prime on Black Friday.
While throwing for 243 yards and a touchdown, Tagovailoa was intercepted twice. This year, Tua has made an amazing comeback. He had two concussions the previous season, so he decided to concentrate on strengthening himself in the off-season and learning jiu-jitsu techniques to learn how to fall correctly.