It began as a normal game during Thursday night’s football game against the Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati Bengals. With only five minutes until halftime, Dolphins quarterbackWas looking to make a game-changing game when he was dismissed and thrown on the field.
The quarterback is often taken down by players on the opposite team, but they almost always get up—not Tagovailoa.
Instead, he lay on the ground in what appeared to be pain with his fingers clasped on the front of his helmet. His teammates and coaches surrounded him as he was stabilized on stretchers and carried off the field. Players, fans and millions across the country watched in panic at Paycor Stadium for seven minutes.
The 24-year-old was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center for further evaluation after suffering head and neck injuries. It was later announced that Tagovailoa was conscious and had movements in all his limbs.
Play continued even after Tagovailoa was taken off the field but it no longer matters who won – instead the question is why Tagovailoa’s permission to play in Thursday’s game was taken down on social media.
Tagovailoa had been suffering from back pain after suffering an injury during last Sunday’s 21-19 win over the Buffalo Bills and was listed as a suspect for most of the week before the game.
While the quarterback said it was a back injury, he was seen shaking his head and immediately fell to the ground before being caught by a teammate.
He returned in the second half on Sunday after the Dolphins said they had passed concussion protocol.
Last Sunday’s incident prompted the NFL and the National Football League Players Association to jointly review the extent of his injuries and if the Dolphins followed proper concussion protocol last Sunday.
“Ninety-nine percent of the time that player is kicked out of the game without thinking it through,” Chris Nowinsky, CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, told “CBS Mornings” co-host Nate Burleson.
Nowinsky, a neuroscientist, said the dolphins threatened Tagovailoa’s life and failed to protect her.
“It’s everybody’s failure. It’s the failure of the medical team. It’s the failure of the independent medical team on Sunday. It’s the failure of the coaching staff. The problem is all these failures, none of them are going to be punished.” The person punished here is Tua,” Novinsky said.
The results of a joint investigation between the NFL and the NFLPA have yet to be released, but Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel insists the Dolphins followed proper protocol last Sunday.
McDaniel said, “If there’s an inclination that someone is hurt, they go into concussion protocol, and it’s very strict. As long as I’m the head coach, you guys won’t have a problem to worry about.” ” ,