A review conducted jointly by the NFL and the NFL Players Association found no protocol violations in the way Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was diagnosed with his second concussion of the season.
According to the league and players union, in a joint statement On Saturday, team medical personnel properly evaluated Mr. Tagovailoa and placed him on concussion protocol. “
Tagovailoa played every Christmas game at Miami Gardens, Florida. In the video, he could be seen banging his head on the turf after being hit during play. Dolphins manager Mike McDaniel said Wednesday that he recommended Tagovailoa see a doctor after reviewing the game video.Tagovailoa was diagnosed with a concussion, McDaniel said Wednesday.
In place of Tagovailoa, backup quarterback Teddy Bridgewater will start Sunday’s Dolphins game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Massachusetts.
Tagovailoa missed two games in October after being diagnosed with a concussion. He was taken off the field on a stretcher and taken by ambulance to a nearby hospital after sustaining an injury during the Sept. 29 game in Cincinnati. After a subsequent stumble, doctors cleared Tagovailoa to return to the Sept. 25 game against the Buffalo Bills at the Miami Gardens.
The NFL and NFLPA conducted a previous joint review of the case. They concluded that their concussion protocol had been followed “as written”. Agreed to amend the protocol to eliminate possible exceptions.