The Miami Dolphins selected Tua Tagovailoa with the fifth pick in April’s NFL draft without being able to put him through a thorough medical evaluation, or workout because of the nationwide shutdown caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
But now the organization can finally get directly involved with the quarterback’s rehabilitation from the hip injury he suffered in November. Tagovailoa, the former University of Alabama standout, relocated to South Florida over the weekend, and on Monday the 22 year old began training at the team’s Davie facility.
Team doctors and trainers now have access to Tagovailoa because of the loosened restrictions the NFL imposed on every team due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Executives and coaches have been allowed to return to team facilities, with capacity limited to half the staff. And team trainers and therapists have been rehabbing injured athletes for nearly a month now, according to team sources.