What comical is that after the first injury on redzone the commentator said “I hate to speculate but it looks like a possible head injury” the said that he hoped Tua was ok. That redzone guy, random TV watching guy, literally anyone would done better than the team managing Tuas case. It’s nutshe is EXACTLY right- They need to call it what it is...BRAIN TRAUMA
Meanwhile Al Micheals was saying we dont know but they say back injury/neck injury.
Shame on Al Micheals. The counter is " well you are no doctor"
NO ONE...i mean NO ONE needs to be a licensed neurologist to diagnose EXACTLY what happened last night. No one.
No human postures like that while laying prone for any other injury outside of a seizure. And when you look at the root cause ( head hits turf ) its just clear.
I mean, to me it's pretty clear that if there's enough video evidence, like Tua's first concussion, then the player doesn't play the rest of the game. There is no evaluation that needs to be done further than watching the video. We obviously don't know enough about concussions to really say there's a 100% accurate evaluation/test for something like that, especially in such a short time frame after the incident.
Could this lead to a slippery slope, where a guy has a foot injury, gets up and stumbles and then falsely gets removed for a concussion? I guess, but if you really care about player safety then it shouldn't matter. And Tua exhibited multiple signs other than just stumbling anyway.
Scary scenes from the Dolphins game tonight. There were already questions about the Dolphins’ handling of what looked like a Tua concussion on Sunday.
Hopefully Tua is okay - he was taken to the hospital for further evaluation, but released tonight. Those questions are now hugely important after tonight’s injury (update: Coach McDaniels confirmed tonight it was indeed a concussion).
This article on NFL.con yesterday (Wednesday):
The NFL confirmed on Wednesday that a review is ongoing into whether the Dolphins followed the league's concussion protocol Sunday when examining a possible head injury for Tua Tagovailoa and said that every indication is that the protocol was followed.www.nfl.com
This tweet was from 4:08PM today, hours before the game:
Yes Dr. Nowinski is a strong advocate for far
more robust protocols but that doesn’t mean he isn’t right.
I really don’t know why Tua would go along with playing so soon after an obvious concussion.
All for a franchise that 7 months ago wanted to replace you with a 45 year old.
Should have told them to sit on their own finger.
The bolded doesn't seem to be true - see sammyknight's post on the previous page of this thread.1. A concussion presents clear symptoms and there are clear steps to diagnose a concussion and those steps can be taken at the stadium.