After Tua Tagovailoa developed concussion-like symptoms for the second time in a five-day period, with a concussion was confirmed on Thursday after defender Dolphin’s head bounced off the Cincinnati pitch after a vicious second quarter sacksChris Nowinski, Co-Founder and CEO of Concussion Legacy Foundationbelieves that Tagovailoa should not play again this season.
This comes after Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel told reporters after the team’s loss that Tagovailoa had a concussion and nothing was “more serious”,” Downplaying the severity of his quarterback’s injury. However, today McDaniel said he will not play Tassel if he thinks he is endangering his midfielder.
Tagovailoa entered concussion protocols in the first quarter of last week’s game against Buffalo, but was diagnosed with a back injury and cleared the NFL’s concussion protocols to return in the second half. Nowinski, who earned a doctorate in Behavioral Neuroscience at Boston University School of Medicine, called BS about immediate determination, noting that Tua had “shown five blatant signs of concussion” before glaring at Buffalo’s defence once more. Nowinski Ring the alarm before kick off on Thursday against the Bengali, said how Tua rolled the dice with her health by playing. And the worst-case scenario was at the hands of Cincinnati’s Josh Tupou, who threw Tua onto the field.
“There’s almost no doubt that he’s had two concussions four days apart, which could end his career,” Nowinski told Deadspin Friday morning by phone while joining the Academy of Sciences, National Engineering and Medicine. Forum on Traumatic Brain Injury, held in Washington D.C. “Three concussions in one season are rolling the dice with his future. If it were me, knowing what I’ve been through, and knowing how young and promising he is, he wouldn’t be back on the pitch this season. Dolphins are broken. And unfortunately, Tua is the one who will be punished somehow. “
Nowinski, who serves on the NFL Players Association’s Mackey-White Health & Safety Committee, has become a prominent voice on the impact of head injuries and CTE in sports after suffering two concussions during for a month while performing for WWE. Concussions he wasn’t honest about two decades ago. His promising ring career came to an end and he was “never the same”. No one told him exactly what was wrong with his brain, why he had trouble sleeping, why he had been nauseous during exercise for 15 years, or why he had a terrible headache. bouncing. It is unconfirmed but all indications are that a professional wrestling head injury is the cause. Nowinski retired from the squared circle at the age of 24. That coincidentally is the exact age of Tagovailoa.
“Your brain essentially goes through metabolic and chemical changes that take as little as a week and often weeks or months to return to normal,” said Nowinski, a Harvard graduate student. told Deadspin. “And if you have this energy crisis before your brain recovers, you take the recovering brain cells and permanently kill them. So we are talking about permanent brain damage. And that could mean a longer recovery time or chronic symptoms that keep him out of the game.”
The comprehensiveness of NFL Concussion Protocols asked a question due to Tagovailoa returned for Sunday’s game and played again on Thursday night, with the NFLPA starting a game investigate how and why he was allowed to play. Those head injury stats are in place to ensure an incident like Tua’s head hitting the ground and limping, five days after the Buffalo clash, wouldn’t happen. The NFL’s transparency about what happened and how their system needed an overhaul became one of the biggest storylines of the season. Miami away from one of the two teams undefeated with a future star behind the center in question, all from an avoidable scenario where Tagovailoa’s health takes precedence. This is an ongoing disaster, though ESPN’s report that Tua was “in good spirits” after flying back with the team after being discharged from the Cincinnati hospital.
“I don’t see why (Miami) would risk his career unless they don’t like him as a person or something,” Nowinski added of Tua. “No amount of money can make up for brain damage. That is a fact that we need to recognize. I don’t care what the NFL fines the Dolphins or care what comes of this financially. The punishment will be great and no one can do this again to another human being.”
Tua’s concussion, extinguishing, escort to a local hospital, medical assessment, discharge, and convoy to make the Dolphins’ flight back to Miami took several hours. Tagovailoa wears a neck brace in flight, but even the smoothest flight includes air pressure at more than 30,000 feet above ground and turbulence. Sitting in the railings of the cabin to take off without sleep is absolutely dangerous.
“Some people find that flying makes their symptoms worse,” Sunnybrook Health Science Center in Ontario, Canada stated in relation to air travel with concussion symptoms. “To prevent problems, make sure you get enough rest before boarding and sleep during the flight if you can.”
Having an official team drive the Tua from Cincinnati to Miami is much better and even safer after a night’s rest with the team Doctors monitor Tagovailoa’s condition. It’s a nearly 17-hour drive, but the Dolphins won’t be playing again until October 9 against the Jets.
NFL Players Association CEO DeMaurice Smith texted Andrew Whitworth and Richard Sherman, both of whom are covered by Amazon Saturday Night Football, with the following: “We insist on these rules to avoid exactly this scenario. We will pursue every legal option, including referring doctors to licensing authorities and the team has a duty to keep our players safe.”
At the forum, Nowinski was surrounded by experts trying to help the public find treatments for head injuries. One of the factors is being completely transparent about the severity of the concussion and the CTE.
“Unfortunately, the Miami Dolphins and the NFL are providing us with a platform to remind people that your brain is fragile, brain injury can have permanent consequences, we both need to do what we can. What we can do to stop them, and we especially need to do what Nowinski says.
To improve NFL concussion testing and protocols, Nowinski is not advocating any automatic medical suspension after a head injury for fear of an increase. recommended not to report concussion right from the start. He believes the NFL’s focus should be on training team doctors more effectively and creating a culture in which they stay vigilant. Nowinski also pointed out that the NFL has backed the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s concussion prevention phrase, “When in doubt, sit out!” Instead, the NFL better followed the guidelines from George Orwell’s 1984: “The Party told him to refute the evidence. That is their last, most essential command.” Looking at Tagovailoa on Sunday, no matter how you diagnose his injury, throwing him in the fire on Thursday was a huge mistake.