Dr. Allen Sills: Tua Tagovailoa was checked every day leading up to Thursday’s game

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One of the questions regarding Thursday’s frightening scene in Cincinnati involving Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa arises from the question of whether Tua continued to be checked, even after being cleared to return to action on Sunday against the Bills.

Dr. Allen Sills, the NFL’s Chief Medical Officer, explained to Judy Battista of NFL Media that doctors repeatedly monitored Tua in the days following the game.

“Absolutely,” Sills said as to whether Tua was checked even after he was cleared. “I know that he was checked after the game. I know that he was checked the following day. In fact, every player who gets an examination on game day gets a follow-up exam the following day, even if that exam was negative. That’s part of our concussion protocol. And then I know that this player was checked every day leading up to the game.”

While irrelevant to whether he should have returned to play on Sunday, it’s clear that doctors made monitoring Tua a priority between Sunday and Thursday.

17 responses to “Dr. Allen Sills: Tua Tagovailoa was checked every day leading up to Thursday’s game

  1. It’s ok doctor. All the internet ones will be here to correct you shortly. Also, please convince them that Mike McDaniel is so important, that you would risk losing your license for. Geez.

  2. Have you ever heard on a Monday Morning Doctor? The guy who got hurt at work today shouldn’t have gone to work. Brilliant. Genius.

  3. Here’s the problem……YOU SAID IT WAS A BACK INJURY, so WHY WAS HE CHECKED?

    Holy mackerel. He just got caught like Colonel Jessup in A Few Good Men.

    Can we get Goodell on a federal stand please?

  4. Why were they checking beyond the normal day after if it was a supposed back injury? You don’t have to be a doctor to recognize he had a head injury so meatheads can stop with that defense of gross negligence.

  5. touchback6 says:
    September 30, 2022 at 7:04 pm
    Here’s the problem……YOU SAID IT WAS A BACK INJURY, so WHY WAS HE CHECKED?

    Holy mackerel. He just got caught like Colonel Jessup in A Few Good Men.

    Can we get Goodell on a federal stand please?
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    LOL – he literally JUST TOLD YOU WHY

    “In fact, every player who gets an examination on game day gets a follow-up exam the following day, even if that exam was negative.”

  6. Didn’t realize the dolphins are so forward thinking that they check players with back injuries for concussions every day leading up to a game (round of applause).

  7. The NFL is so concerned with player safety and reducing concussions, that tonight the NFL Network is rebroadcasting last nights game in which Miami QB Tua Tagovailoa suffered a concussion that warranted his being taken off the field on a stretcher and hospitalized.

  8. I’ve read enough from doctors today to come to a reasonable conclusion.

    A.) The Dolphins did not break rules or stop any follow ups.

    B.) The Whiplash effect on his neck and brain stem, could have been the single cause for yesterday’s injury.

    C.) Rest and recovery, while continuous monitoring for the next 2-4 weeks will be a must.

    With today’s next gen stats doing what they do, can we get a scientific look at the Whiplash effect on that single play?

    Prayers for the man.

  9. The backpedaling continues poverty franchise as always needs to be punished their owner is already suspended what else do we need to know

  10. alfredu says:
    September 30, 2022 at 8:47 pm
    Didn’t realize the dolphins are so forward thinking that they check players with back injuries for concussions every day leading up to a game (round of applause).

    918Rate This

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    Amazing isn’t it? These kinds of people are horrible at trying to lie and fool people. They’re so arrogant, they can’t see the people they are trying to lie to are more intelligent than they are. That’s the irony of it.

    You have to ask WHY is 345 Park Ave so strongly going to bat for the Miami Dolphins?

    What has Goodell promised Ross? What does Ross have on Goodell?

    If this was any other sports league, this wouldn’t be happening whatsoever.

    The NHL would have teams calling it an upper body injury and the player would be out for a while.

  11. Why would he be checked for concussion if he wasn’t a concussion protocol? If you gave an order that Santiago is not to be touched and your order is always followed why the second order?

  12. It is rellevant you dope. If they change it to where it’s mandatory to miss next week them that’s different.

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