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Report: NFLPA to Investigate Dolphins Over Tua Tagovailoa Conmoción

Los Miami Dolphins (3-0) They beat the Buffalo Bills 21-19 in dramatic fashion. (2-1), but played for part of the second quarter without the quarterback Old Tagovailoa due to a blow to the head suffered after a push from Matt Milano.

According to the report by Tom Pelissero of NFL Network, The NFLPA has launched an investigation into the Dolphins’ handling of Tua Tagovailoa’s possible concussion. during the game against the Bills.

Tagovailoa left the game during the second quarter and returned after halftime. Following Matt Milano’s hit, the Alabama outfielder tried to get up but stumbled and had to be helped by his offensive linemen.

Depending on the collective bargaining agreement, the union, the NFL governing board, or any player has the right to file a complaint about an alleged improper procedure in the concussion protocol for the NFLPA to investigate.

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What does the protocol say?

The concussion protocol established by the league indicates that the player cannot return to the field if the team doctor and the external brain trauma specialist determines that there is neurological instability.

Players are neurologically evaluated using a cervical spine examination, speech evaluation, gait observation, and an examination of the pupil and eye movement. If any of them are positive, the player must be taken to the locker room.

The locker room evaluation is given based on a standardized concussion assessment tool (SCAT) and a complete neurological exam. Only if normal signs are found, the doctor will allow the player to return to the field of play.

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