NFL Announces All Evidence Shows Miami Dolphins Followed by Concussion

The Miami Dolphins DID follow concussion protocol on Tua Tagovailoa, the NFL says, despite the quarterback RETURNING to the field after appearing unsteady on his feet from a vicious hit.

  • Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered an apparent head injury on Sunday.
  • Teammates had to help him to his feet after his head hit the turf.
  • Instead of being eliminated, he again led an upset win over Buffalo.
  • Tagovailoa later said he passed concussion protocol and only had a back injury.
  • The NFL Players Association informed the league that it wants to launch a review
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The NFL announced Wednesday that they were reviewing the incident in Miami that saw Tua Tagovailoa return to the game, after he tripped on the ground after hitting his head on the turf.

During the hit, the back of Tagovailoa’s head hit the turf violently, before a flag was thrown on Bills linebacker Matt Milano. Getting up, Tagovailoa appeared to shake his head before tripping and being helped by his teammates.

Returning to the field in the second half, the Dolphins announced that Tagovailoa had suffered a back injury and was unconcussed.

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa rests on the turf during the second quarter

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa rests on the turf during the second quarter

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) is assisted off the field after being injured during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) is assisted off the field after being injured during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa (1) is assisted off the field after being injured during the first half of an NFL football game against the Buffalo Bills on Sunday.

Tagovailoa described the incident later, saying it aggravated a back injury.

“On the quarterback lead, my legs got caught under someone and they were trying to push back and I felt like I hyperextended my back or something,” Tagovailoa told reporters after helping improve to 3-0. in the year. . “Then on the next play, I hit my back… that’s where I tripped.”

Tagovailoa said he “passed whatever concussion protocol they had,” adding, “I’m fine.”

However, Chris Nowinski, a Harvard-educated neuroscientist and critic of concussion management in the NFL, took issue with that explanation on Twitter.

“I’m calling *** nonsense on ‘rear fit theory,'” Nowinski tweeted. ‘Look at the video. Tua shakes her head several times to “clear the cobwebs”, which is a specific sign of visual impairment after a #concussion. She too stumbles to get up before falling. Her comeback is a flop @NFL.’

Nowinski wasn’t the only person on social media to say the NFL dropped the ball by allowing Tagovailoa to return to the game with what they believed to be an obvious head injury.

Chris Nowinski, a neuroscientist and critic of concussion management in the NFL, took issue with Tagovailoa’s “back injury” explanation on Twitter.

One Sunday, NFL Networks’ Tom Pelissero reported that the NFLPA planned to investigate the handling of Tagovailoa’s concussion evaluation.

During a conversation with reporters Wednesday, NFL executive vice president of communications Jeff Miller told reporters Wednesday that the review is expected to take a week or two.

As of now, Tagovailoa is listed as questionable for Thursday night’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals and is, according to multiple reports, doing everything in his power to get out on the field.

Head Coach Mike McDaniel talks with Miami Dolphins #1 quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in the fourth quarter of a game against the Buffalo Bills at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday.

Head Coach Mike McDaniel talks with Miami Dolphins #1 quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in the fourth quarter of a game against the Buffalo Bills at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday.

Head Coach Mike McDaniel talks with Miami Dolphins #1 quarterback Tua Tagovailoa in the fourth quarter of a game against the Buffalo Bills at Hard Rock Stadium on Sunday.

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