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NFL will modify protocol of conmotions after Tua Tagovailoa case

The NFL and the Players Union (NFLPA) issued a joint press release announcing that the league will modify concussion protocol from the investigation of the medical procedure of Tua Tagovailoa, quarterback de los Miami Dolphins.

In the same statement they state that the investigation is still open and that they have not made any conclusions about medical errors or protocol violations.

“The NFL and NFLPA have agreed that the NFLPA Mackey-White Committee on Health and Safety and the NFL Head, Neck and Spine Committee have initiated discussions on the term ‘gross motor instability’ and we anticipate changes to the Concussion Protocol to improve player safety”, says the statement.

“The NFL and the NFLPA we appreciate non-associated neurotrauma consultants who contribute their time and expertise to improve the safety of our players. This program has given more security to the athletes who have played during the last 12 seasons”.

The league and the Dolphins were criticized for their handling of Tagovailoa’s injury. Head coach Mike McDaniel insisted the team followed protocol to the letter, and Allen Sills, the NFL’s chief physician, says Tagovailoa was medically evaluated each day between games against the Bills and Bengals.

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State of Tagovailoa

At the moment, the quarterback remains within the concussion protocol and Mike McDaniel stated that there is no possible date for his return to physical activities. Through his Twitter account, the QB declared on Friday night that he feels better and thanked the shows of support.

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