The NFL is providing a key update to the investigation surrounding the Miami Dolphins of Tua Taguvilua into the possibility of multiple concussions.
Within days, the NFL and NFLPA took swift action to address serious concerns about Miami Dolphins division Tua Tagovailoa regarding his neurological health.
During his week four encounter against the Cincinnati Bengals, Tagovailoa suffered a blow that caused “fencing” symptoms, which is often a troubling sign of nervous shock.
Tagovailoa was knocked out of the game and evaluated in hospital, but his physical response on the field caused many to reflect on the week three strike that left Tagovailoa faltering on the field at the time. Growing public pressure prompted the NFL to begin a swift investigation led to the shooting From an unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant who evaluated Tagovailoa at Week 3 and released him to play.
The NFL and the NFL released a statement summarizing their investigation, and the Dolphins announced Monday that they will officially attend the Tagovailoa for their week five game against the New York Jets in London. On Tuesday, Tom Pellisero of the NFL Network released another major update as the situation continues to evolve.
“The hope is that the investigation will be completed within a week,” Bellicero said. The NFL said the results will be made public.
Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa speaks with NFL and NFLPA representatives on concussion investigation
Although some neurologists were reluctant to diagnose Tagovailoa by tape of the game, there were football fans, former NFL players, and those with backgrounds in neuroscience who became incredibly interested in seeing Tagovailoa’s health at risk when he was injured Thursday Past.
The main cause for concern is that if Tagovailoa suffered an undiagnosed concussion on September 25, and then suffered another concussion on September 29, there is a possibility that he may have suffered second effect syndrome (SIS). Suffering from subsequent concussions within days can cause severe nerve shock, which in some cases can be fatal.
Fortunately, Tagovailoa released a statement after the match to let the fans concerned that he is fine, but the serious risk of a concussion is something he could follow for years. The NFL’s relationship with concussion has cast a dark shadow over the physical nature of the game, with former players suing the league for Billion dollar settlement – One player out of many black players was initially disqualified due to the biased practice of “race standard”.
This is just a story that follows players who receive adequate health care when they retire. Several former players have been diagnosed with CTE upon their death, and the results related to this brain trauma have been devastating. In 2019, research at Boston University confirmed “the severity and severity of a life-altering disease, Chronic traumatic encephalopathyIt increases with the number of years playing football.
For all of these reasons, the entire NFL world is concerned not only with the health and safety of Twa, but what the Enhanced Concussion Protocol means for all football players.