By Tiffany Williams –
The NFL and NFLPA confirmed Saturday night that the investigation into the application of the Concussion Protocol involving Miami Dolphins’ quarterback Tua Tagovailoa remains ongoing.
In a joint statement the NFL-NFLPA said, “We have not made any conclusions about medical errors or protocol violations.”
The NFL and the NFLPA both agree “Modifications to the Concussion Protocol are needed to enhance player safety. The NFLPA’s Mackey-White Health & Safety Committee and the NFL’s Head Neck and Spine Committee have already begun conversations around the use of the term ‘Gross Motor Instability’ and we anticipate changes to the protocol being made in the coming days based on what has been learned thus far in the review process.”
Sources with knowledge of the Tua Tagovailoa situation, say the NFLPA has exercised its prerogative to terminate the Unaffiliated Neurotrauma Consultant involved in the decision to clear Tua to return to play.