NFL Players Association and NFL change concussion protocol after Tagovalioa injury
The NFL Players Association and the NFL said Saturday they updated their concussion protocol amid backlash following the recent head injury of Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovalioa.
According to a joint announcement the players union and the NFL. Ataxia refers to impaired balance, motor coordination, or speech caused by a neurological problem.
If a player is diagnosed with “ataxia” in the future, they will not be allowed to return to play, according to the new protocol.
An investigation into Tagovalioa’s case also revealed that the team’s medical staff and other medical professionals had correctly followed the concussion protocol. However, the NFL and the players’ union agreed that the outcome was “not what was intended when the protocols were written,” leading them to the new updates.
Tagovalioa had to be carried off the pitch on a stretcher last week after suffering what appeared to be his second head injury in a week. The NFL and the NFL Players Association fired a neurotrauma consultant who helped assess Tagovalioa’s first injury and announced that she was considering changing the concussion protocol.
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