NFL chief medical officer Allen Sills defends the handling of Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa‘s concussion
The NFL is expected to protect the players and the league’s Chief Medical Officer Allen Sills is defending the way they handled the latest concussion of Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa.
Sills was asked about the handling of the situation and according to Jason Owens of Yahoo Sports, he defended the way concussion was handled.
“What our spotters and our unaffiliated neuro doctors are looking for is any blow that transmits force to the head or neck area, followed by that injury behavior,. And so, there are many blows to the head that occur during a game. . . . There were no visible signs present, even though there was a blow to the head and the player did not report any symptoms, despite being in contact with the medical staff throughout the game. So, there was nothing that would have triggered the protocol in the moment.”
Sills stated that anyone can flag symptomatic behavior, including the injured player, his teammates, coaches and officials. According to Sills, nobody flagged Tagovailoa as symptomatic on Sunday.
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