Miami Dolphins player Tua Tagovailoa returns to the field this weekend, a month after suffering a head injury that prompted a change in the NFL’s concussion protocols.
After suffering a blow during a game, Tagovailoa returned to play and suffered another concussion for which he had to be hospitalized. The NFL has changed the protocols on concussions.
The NFL and the NFL Players Association (NFLPA) Health and Safety Committee have agreed on new parameters that will rule out players who show gross motor instability, which is the ability to move muscles harmoniously and maintain balance.
After recovering, Tua Tagovailoa spoke of the incident and admitted that she had lost consciousness for several minutes. “It didn’t scare me at the time,” he said Wednesday. “But there was a point where I was unconscious, I didn’t know what was going on. I never thought about any short-term or long-term impact, I wanted to know what was going on. I don’t remember going out on a stretcher. I remember things that happened in the ambulance and when I got to the hospital,” he declared at a press conference.
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