NFL to push for new concussion protocols after Tua Tagovailoa’s injury controversy

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The NFL and NFLPA are jointly pushing to modify concussion protocols aft Tua Tagovailoa’s clearance controversy, according to a associated connection released by the NFL and NFLPA Saturday.

The changes, which the NFL anticipates happening “in the coming days,” volition assistance alteration the scenery of the league’s concussion protocol. 

“The NFL and the NFLPA hold that modifications to the Concussion Protocol are needed to heighten subordinate safety,” the connection said.

NFL and NFLPA are present moving to modify concussion protocols and they expect changes “in the coming days.” They released this connection tonight: pic.twitter.com/siaE7Xh7dA

— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 1, 2022

The NFPA announced Friday it would usage “every ineligible option” to probe into Tagovailoa’s clearance past Sunday.

This is the 2nd determination the NFLPA has done connected Saturday. The NFLPA reportedly fired the neurotrauma advisor who made “several mistakes” portion screening Tagovailoa for a concussion aft the Dolphins QB deed his caput against the crushed past Sunday against the Bills.

The third-year QB was cleared with a “back injury,” but connected Thursday, was sacked again, this clip by Josh Tupou successful a 27-15 nonaccomplishment to the Bengals and was brought off the tract connected a stretcher aft the play.

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Dolphins manager Mike McDaniel said a time aft connected Friday there’s nary acceptable clip for Miami’s starting backmost to return.