NFL News: NFL-NFLPA Joint Statement on Miami Dolphins & QB Tua Tagovailoa

Tua Tagovailoa Miami Dolphins quarterback, playing against the Tennessee Titans on January 2, 2022. Image is a screen shot of Youtube video. By Tennessee Titans, CC BY 3.0, https commons.wikimedia.org

The joint NFL-NFLPA investigation into the application of the Concussion Protocol involving Miami Dolphins’ quarterback Tua Tagovailoa remains ongoing. Therefore, we have not made any conclusions about medical errors or protocol violations. 

The NFL and the NFLPA agree that modifications to the Concussion Protocol are needed to enhance player safety. The NFLPA’s Mackey-White Health & Safety Committee and the NFL’s Head Neck and Spine Committee have already begun conversations around the use of the term “Gross Motor Instability” and we anticipate changes to the protocol being made in the coming days based on what has been learned thus far in the review process.

The NFL and NFLPA share a strong appreciation for the unaffiliated neurotrauma consultants who contribute their time and expertise to our game solely to advance player safety. This program has made our game safer for the athletes who play it for the past twelve seasons. 

COURTESY NFLmedia.com

Posted in NFL
RELATED ARTICLES
NFL WEEK 18 SCHEDULE
3 weeks ago
NFL Week 17 Schedule
4 weeks ago