An NFL-NFLPA investigation discovered that Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa confirmed no signs of a concussion throughout final Sunday’s recreation.
Tagovailoa completed the Christmas recreation towards the Packers. On Monday, he was positioned on the concussion log after reporting signs to the workforce. Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel later confirmed the quarterback was on document for the second half of that season.
The joint assessment by the league and gamers’ affiliation discovered that there have been no violations of concussion protocol through the match.
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The NFL and NFLPA beforehand carried out a joint assessment of the Dolphins’ dealing with of a Tagovailoa concussion. The primary got here after a Week 4 recreation towards the Bengals when Tagovailoa was knocked unconscious after a sack by the Cincinnati Bengals. He was carried off the sphere and later hospitalized briefly.
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“Yeah, I keep in mind the entire night time as much as the purpose the place I obtained tackled,” he stated of the objective towards the Bengals through Yahoo Sports activities. “After being attacked, I do not keep in mind a lot from there. I do not keep in mind being deported. However I keep in mind issues that occurred once I was within the ambulance and once I obtained to the hospital.”
This investigation discovered that the workforce had adopted the protocol, but additionally discovered that the protocol itself wanted to be modified. The impartial neurotrauma marketing consultant who was concerned in evaluating Tagovailoa earlier within the season has additionally been fired by the gamers’ affiliation.
Tagovailoa would miss the following two video games towards the Jets and Vikings after struggling a head harm in Cincinnati. He returned to the sphere on October 23 towards the Steelers.
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In a joint assertion launched Saturday, the NFL and NFLPA stated, “Protocol can be initiated when a participant receives a blow to the pinnacle and presents or reviews indicators or signs suggestive of a concussion.” The assessment discovered that neither concussion signs had been exhibited nor reported till the following day, at which period the workforce’s medical employees appropriately assessed Mr. Tagovailoa and positioned him on the concussion protocol.
In the course of the second quarter of the Dolphins’ loss to the Inexperienced Bay Packers, Tagovailoa’s head hit the turf after being tackled from behind. He stayed within the recreation, however he went on to throw three interceptions on three straight drives.
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The Dolphins have already dominated out Tagovailoa for Sunday’s recreation towards New England.