NFLPA will evaluate newest placement of Tua Tagovailoa in concussion protocol

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It is probably not a full-fledged joint NFL-NFL Gamers Affiliation evaluate. Nevertheless, the NFLPA is investigating the newest circumstances during which Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered a concussion.

The union will examine the incident, in accordance with sources with information of the state of affairs. It is commonplace protocol to take action, the sources defined.

That mentioned, the NFLPA will very probably see sufficient throughout its personal evaluate to name for a full-fledged joint investigation with the NFL. A joint investigation was carried out after Tagovailoa couldn’t be dominated out after his head hit the turf and he confirmed indicators of marked motor instability. As a part of the evaluate, the union exercised its authority to terminate the impartial neurotrauma consultants concerned within the analysis.

Towards the Packers on Sunday, Tua’s head hit the turf late within the second quarter. He was not examined for concussion on the time. On Monday, he was positioned on concussion protocol.

Tagovailoa’s efficiency declined after hitting his head on the turf. He ended up throwing three interceptions within the fourth quarter.

Concussion or not, that is a minimum of the second time Tua has participated within the protocol this yr.

Tua must undergo 5 steps within the return-to-play protocol earlier than being cleared to play once more this yr. The Dolphins shut out the season with a visit to New England and a go to from the Jets. Earlier this yr, the NFL mentioned the median variety of days it takes for a participant to be cleared to return is 9 days.

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