The NFL and NFLPA launched a joint assertion on Saturday indicating that following an investigation, no violations have been discovered concerning Tua Tagovailoa’s current concussion. The Miami Dolphins quarterback suffered a head damage in the course of the Dolphins’ Christmas Day loss to the Inexperienced Bay Packers. Whereas Tagovailoa completed the sport. Miami head coach Mike McDaniel knowledgeable the media the subsequent day that Tagovailoa had been positioned within the concussion protocol.
Tagovailoa has already been dominated out for this weekend’s sport in opposition to the New England Patriots.
Within the joint assertion, the NFL and NFLPA outlined that the concussion protocol is important when a “participant receives an influence to the pinnacle and displays or studies indicators or signs suggestive of a concussion.” Nevertheless, on this case “signs of a concussion have been neither exhibited nor reported” till Monday:
NFL and NFLPA, which launched this joint assertion, say there have been no violations of concussion protocol final week concerning Dolphins’ QB Tua Tagovailoa: pic.twitter.com/pC14KF1gRJ
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 31, 2022
This isn’t the primary investigation right into a concussion suffered by Tagovailoa. Within the Dolphins’ win over the Buffalo Payments again in Week 3, Tagovailoa struck his helmet on the turf within the first half and appeared woozy, and it was reported that he suffered a head damage. He remained within the sport — main the Dolphins to a win over the Payments — and after the sport it was acknowledged that he suffered a again damage.
Tagovailoa began the Dolphins’ subsequent sport, simply days later in opposition to the Cincinnati Bengals. He was knocked out of that sport after a sack, and brought to a close-by hospital for analysis. Tagovailoa missed two weeks whereas within the concussion protocol, and the NFLPA requested an investigation into how his damage was dealt with.
Following that investigation, the NFL and the NFLPA discovered that no violations occurred in dealing with Tagovailoa’s state of affairs. Nevertheless, the concussion protocols have been modified so as to add gross motor instability — which Tagovailoa displayed in opposition to the Payments — to the record of “no go” signs that may rule a participant out of a sport.