Jones: Tua Tagovailoa deserved better than Dolphins, NFL and many more

Maybe they did everything right.

Medical professionals may have been tasked with ensuring the immediate and long-term health of Miami Dolphin quarterback Toa Tagoviloa On Sunday and before Thursday night’s game, I followed my concussion protocol to perfection.

It is still impossible to shake off the idea that the 24-year-old has no business playing as he did on Thursday.

Images of Tagovailoa lying on the floor after being bludgeoned – his body held up and shortly after being loaded onto a stretcher to take him to hospital – will remain in our memories for some time. Maybe forever.

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Because that incident came four days after we saw Tagovailoa’s head wrestle on the ground, I saw him stumble to his feet, shake his head and try to get directions, and I saw him stagger before alerting his colleagues to the need for medical attention, it is impossible to avoid asking whether there is a connection between the two incidents and what If the second and more serious accident can be avoided.

Fortunately, before the ambulance arrived at Cincinnati Area Hospital, he learned that Tagovailoa was moving in all his limbs. By the end of the night, he was discharged from the hospital and returned to Miami with his colleagues.

but the NFL It cannot have a recurrence. Ever.

Existing protocols may do their job. Maybe they are not.

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