Tua Tagovailoa has full practice after multiple stitches to close his arm wound Friday
Tua Tagovailoa had a chunk torn out of his right arm during Friday’s game against the Jets. He didn’t even notice it until backup quarterback Mike White pointed it out.
Tagovailoa confirmed he required multiple stitches to close the wound, saying it “looking very complex for them to put it together.”
“It was a nice chunk that came off, so someone can find that piece. That’s yours,” Tagovailoa said Wednesday, via Hal Habib of The Palm Beach Post.
The scar will mar the complex tattoo Tagovailoa has on that arm.
“It’d be a great story for [son] Ace when he grows up,” Tagovailoa said. “I saved three people in the ocean and I got [bit] by a 500-pound shark. I killed it.”
Tagovailoa’s wife did not know about the wound until her friends began texting her.
“She got text messages from people about what it looked like, and they said it was disgusting while they were eating their leftover meals. Sorry, I couldn’t help you there.”
Tagovailoa, who is left-handed, was on the injury report but had a full practice despite the wound.