After Tua Tagovailoa was hospitalized for head and neck injuries on Thursday, there was a huge public backlash against the Miami Dolphins and the NFL.
Tagovailoa's first scary moment this week. On Sunday, he staggered to the ground after taking a violent blow to the head.
Medical personnel attended Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa #1 following an injury against the Cincinnati Bengals in the Paycor Stadium second quarter of a game in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Many speculated the injury was a concussion, but Tagovailoa said he overstretched his back, causing him to fall to the turf. However, Thursday's injury led many to believe that she was suffering from the effects of a chronic concussion that had worsened.
But coach Mike McDaniel doubled his sentiments earlier in the week that Tagovailoa hadn't suffered a concussion or other head injury in week three.
Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is carried off the field on a stretcher against the Cincinnati Bengals, the first half of an NFL football game Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Cincinnati.
Dolphins are expected to be released from the hospital and return to Miami after a horrific injury.
"Otherwise, we would have reported a head injury," McDaniel said after the game. In the NFL game, an independent specialist specializes in specialized brain tissue.
As long as I train here, I won't rig." of the whole situation. If it was so, there's some tendency for someone to have a concussion, they go into the concussion protocol, and it's rigorous.
People don't disagree or walk away. We don't mess with that. It never happens, and as long as I'm the head coach, that's not going to be a problem for you guys to worry about."
Miami Dolphins quarterback Toa Tagovailoa is examined during the first half of an NFL football team game against the Cincinnati Bengals, Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022, in Cincinnati.
Tagoviloa left the field conscious and able to move all his limbs. Dolphin said he would be released from the hospital and return to Miami with the team on Thursday.