Football followers are nonetheless considering of Tua Tagovailoa after he was rushed to the hospital through the Miami Dolphins recreation in opposition to the Cincinnati Bengals on Thursday, September 29.
The 24-year-old quarterback was taken off the sector on a stretcher through the second quarter after he was sacked. He was seen curling his fingers whereas he was on the bottom after the play, sparking considerations a couple of concussion or traumatic mind damage.
“Tua Tagovailoa is out of the game with head and neck injuries,” the staff tweeted on Thursday, later including: “Tua Tagovailoa has been taken to a local hospital for further evaluation. He is conscious and has movement in all his extremities.”
The damage got here 4 days after Tagovailoa appeared disoriented following a success through the Dolphins recreation in opposition to Buffalo Bills on Sunday, September 25. After present process “concussion protocol,” he returned to the sport. As a results of the back-to-back accidents, a number of athletes and sports activities personalities took to Twitter to voice considerations after the sport.
“Truth be told Tua should probably never have been playing. He displayed neurological trauma last week, we disregarded it, labeled it a ‘back injury’ & let him back in the game,” former linebacker Emmanuel Acho tweeted. “Now, the whole world watch as he lay on the field helpless. When will we put player safety FIRST!”
Former Seattle Seahawks star Richard Sherman wrote, “Prayers up for TUA! That is heartbreaking to see.”
Robert Griffin III reposted his September 25 tweet which learn: “You hate to see this for Tua. He has shut up the haters with his play and was battling toe to toe with the vaunted Buffalo Bills and MVP favorite Josh Allen. Praying for his health and for a full recovery from this.”
On Thursday, he added: “Tua 4 days ago. The Dolphins will have to answer for this.”
The following day, the previous quarterback returned to the app with a message.
“The bottom line regarding Tua is LIFE is bigger than football. Teams should always put the person before the player,” RG3 tweeted. “Health before competitive advantage. Putting Tua out there isn’t just a player safety issue. It’s a quality of life issue.”
Concussion Legacy Foundation cofounder and neuroscientist Chris Nowinski, who expressed considerations about Tagovailoa earlier than the Bengals recreation started, provided perception after the second damage.
“This is a disaster. Pray for Tua. Fire the medical staffs and coaches. I predicted this and I hate that I am right. Two concussions in 5 days can kill someone. This can end careers. How are we so stupid in 2022,” the physician tweeted. “I take no pleasure in being right. Pray for Tua. We saw this coming. Get angry. Get involved with @ConcussionLF to make sure the @NFL can’t do this again.”
He additionally shared footage from Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel’s post-game convention.
“Mike McDaniel said it’s good Tua ‘doesn’t have anything more serious than a #concussion.’ I don’t think this guy gets it,” Nowinski wrote. “A concussion is a traumatic brain injury & posturing suggests brain stem injury. It’s pretty high on the list of serious medical consequences of football.”
The Dolphins misplaced the sport — 27-15 — however Tagovailoa was discharged from the hospital. Scroll by for extra: