NFL: “Every indication” concussion protocol was followed with Tua Tagovailoa

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The review of the decision to allow Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa to re-enter last Sunday’s game that the NFL Players Association requested this week is underway and the league provided an update into how it is going on Wednesday.

NFL senior vice president Jeff Miller said that the review will take one or two weeks to be completed, but that there have been no signs thus far that the concussion protocol was not followed by the team before Tagovailoa returned to the game.

“Every indication from our perspective is that it was,” Miller said, via Mark Maske of the Washington Post. “I know the player, the coach and others have spoken to this. And we are engaged in that review now. So we’ll come back with a formal answer to that question, something that we want to engage in.”

Tagovailoa appeared wobbly when getting up from a hit in the first half and went to the locker room for evaluation before returning to the game in the third quarter. He said a back injury was the reason for the instability and the Dolphins have called him questionable to play on Thursday because of that injury.

23 responses to “NFL: “Every indication” concussion protocol was followed with Tua Tagovailoa

  1. how does boxing survive from this? lack of unions?

    boxers get hit, get knocked out, yet came back to continue all the time

  2. The NFL and Amazon need Tua to play otherwise there will be more fudging of the ratings numbers needed as nobody wants to watch Bridgewater vs Burrow!

  3. There’s every indication it went like this – Yo you good? …..Yea I’m good…. That’s good cuz our backup isn’t so get back in there

  4. Dolphins risked Tua’s health because Phins hadn’t beat Buffalo in 7 games and the Bills had 6 starters out on D.

  5. I’ve had a back injury that made it hard to stand or walk, let alone stand up straight. When I would try to walk I was wobbly and fell down. So get over it haters, it happens!

  6. and sorry but he was getting hit all game long AT LEAST as hard as in that play… yet back was totally fine?

  7. I had a back injury that made it painful to stand and walk, but I didn’t wobble around like a drunken sailor.

  8. Meanwhile Dawson Knox gets lit up with a helmet hit, and the trainers have him on the ground faking a stretch as if he has cramps, not a concussion.

    Love it

  9. Translation: the Dolphins will not be found guilty. Because if they were found guilty, it would be an indictment of the system the NFL has in place.

  10. What is Buffalo going to whine about next since the lack of adherence to the concussion protocol is the ONLY reason they lost this game, correct?

  11. FreedomIsDying says:
    September 28, 2022 at 3:53 pm
    I’ve had a back injury that made it hard to stand or walk, let alone stand up straight. When I would try to walk I was wobbly and fell down. So get over it haters, it happens!
    _______________________
    I’ve also had a back injury that took strength from my legs. I don’t recall it ever just miraculously going away in a matter of a half hour. So that leads me to believe they pulled some Friday Night Lights b.s and injected him with something

  12. I am shocked – SHOCKED! – to learn the NFL investigated itself (again) and came to the conclusion (again) that the NFL is doing everything perfectly fine.

  13. 100% concussion. Have a look at the video replay. As soon as Tua’s head hits the ground, both hands go up to hold his head. He was in major LA LA Land… then a few steps later, the classic loss of balance. He had no idea what was going on.

  14. As a ravens fan I would like to see Tua play against the Bengals but man that sure looked like more than a back injury to me.

  15. They better hope they’re being upfront cuz the Bengals offense may be having issues but their defense has been on top of things this year

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