Tua Tagovailoa sends positive update on Twitter: 'I'm feeling much better'

Tagovailoa was discharged from hospital Thursday

Through all the backlash and public outcry involving Tua Tagovailoa's injuries this week, what's most important is his health.

Tagovailoa was hospitalized after suffering head and neck injuries on Thursday but was discharged after roughly two hours and flew back to Miami with the team.

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Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa runs onto the field before the team's game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Cincinnati. 

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa runs onto the field before the team's game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Cincinnati.  (AP Photo/Joshua A. Bickel)

Head coach Mike McDaniel told reporters Friday that he was in good spirits on the plane late Thursday and on Friday, and the quarterback himself took to Twitter to give fans a positive update.

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa looks to the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Cincinnati. Tagovailoa suffered a second frightening injury in five days when he was carted off the field Thursday.

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa looks to the sidelines during the first half of an NFL football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Cincinnati. Tagovailoa suffered a second frightening injury in five days when he was carted off the field Thursday. (AP Photo/Jeff Dean)

TUA TAGOVAILOA'S HOSPITALIZATION SPARKS SUPPORT FROM NFL WORLD, CRITICISM OVER HANDLING OF LAST WEEK'S INJURY

"I want to thank everyone for all of their prayers and support since the game last night," he tweeted Friday. "It was difficult to not be able to finish the game and be there with my teammates, but I am grateful for the support and care I've received from the Dolphins, my friends and family, and all the people who have reached out. I'm feeling much better and focused on recovering so I can get back out on the field with my teammates."

Tagovailoa suffered a concussion on Thursday, and the team said there is no timetable for his return.

Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa #1 of the Miami Dolphins warms up prior to the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor Stadium on September 29, 2022, in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa #1 of the Miami Dolphins warms up prior to the game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Paycor Stadium on September 29, 2022, in Cincinnati, Ohio. (Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

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Teddy Bridgewater will be under center for the Dolphins in his absence.