Ever since Tua Tagovailoa was allowed to re-enter last week’s victory against the Buffalo Bills after sustaining what appeared to be a concussion before halftime, many have been demanding details from the NFL and the Dolphins regarding their criteria for allowing the Miami QB to return to the game.
Those cries for transparency only grew louder on Thursday night, when Tua went down with another head injury after being tackled by a Bengals player. And this time, he remained on the ground in a frightening position and had to be stretchered off the field.
Questions were immediately being asked, with the top one being, “How was Tua allowed to play just five days after his initial head injury?”
NFL Chief Medical Officer Dr. Allen Sills attempted to answer that question while speaking with Judy Battista on the NFL Network earlier today.
He said that the Dolphins “checked [Tua] for concussion symptoms every day since Sunday.” He went on to say that Tagovailoa was cleared by an independent neurologist, and that the details of the league’s investigation will be made public once it is complete.
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To absolutely no one’s surprise, there were still many who were questioning the league and the Miami Dolphins following Dr. Sills’ interview. Some in the Twitterverse clearly aren’t buying Sills’ explanation.
Here are some of the comments: