For the second time this season, the NFL and the NFLPA investigated whether concussion protocol was properly carried out with Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa.
The NFL issued a statement on Saturday afternoon.
Tagovailoa's head hit the turf in the second quarter of last week's game, and everyone missed it. It wasn't until the game concluded that a Twitter user posted the video on social media, questioning if Tagovailoa's three interceptions were a product of his slamming his head into the turf.
Head coach Mike McDaniel said he saw the hit on film the following Monday morning and pointed Tagovailoa in the doctor's direction, where it was determined he had suffered a concussion. Tagovailoa was shortly ruled out for Week 17 when it was confirmed.
The NFL, the Dolphins, and the NFLPA all seem to do the right things in saying that no concussion symptoms were immediately present (or they're trying to cover their asses). Still, a few questions remain: Why didn't someone see this sooner and allow him to continue playing in this game? Will Tagovailoa be shut down for the season? Will Tagovailoa ever play again?
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