We’re all praying for Tua Tagovailoa right now, because things did not look good when the Miami Dolphins quarterback went down with a head injury on Thursday Night Football.
Just five days removed from suffering what many believed to be a concussion — although it was later described as a back injury — Tua was taken hard to the ground by a Cincinnati Bengals defender, causing him to smack his head on the turf.
Amazon cameras showed Tua on the ground with his hands cramping up in unusual fashion just moments after the hit. Medical personnel rushed out to assist the injured quarterback, who was eventually stretchered off the field and taken to a local hospital.
After seeing Tua’s unusual hand gesture, it was clear that we were dealing with a serious issue. And with Tua seemingly having suffered another head injury less than a week ago, many were quick to bring up the term “Second Impact Syndrome.”
One of those people was sports doc Jesse Morse, who pointed out that the main concern from Tua’s “decorticate posturing” was possible Second Impact Syndrome, which “could be deadly.”
The graphics illustrate the severity of Second Impact Syndrome, while also explaining how Tua Tagovailoa’s injury shares the same symptoms.
This, of course, would be a worst case scenario. Until we know more about Tua’s injury, all we can do is hope for the best and pray for a full recovery for the Miami Dolphins star.