The biggest concern emerging from Thursday night’s game between the Dolphins and Bengals is whether Miami quarterback Tua Tagovailoa should have been playing.
The Miami Dolphins have been blasted after Tua Tagovailoa suffered a head and neck injury that appeared to cause his arms to seize up in the second quarter of Thursday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals.
Late in the second quarter, however, he was taken off the field on a stretcher after taking a violent sack.
A neurologist by the name of Chris Nowinski has been going viral on Twitter for his reactions to the Tua situation and now he is turning his attention to the head coach.
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Nowinski blasted head coach Mike McDaniel for simply not getting how bad this situation with Tua truly is after he has likely sustained two major hits to his head in a 4-day span.
“Mike McDaniel said it’s good Tua “doesn’t have anything more serious than a concussion.
I don’t think this guy gets it. 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.”
Many hypothesized Tagovailoa suffered a concussion last week against the Buffalo Bills after taking a hard sack from linebacker Matt Milano. He stumbled on the field, left the game, but would soon return.
The NFLPA said afterward it would review whether the Dolphins followed the concussion protocol, but the team has maintained it was a back issue.
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