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Independent doctor involved in Tua Tagovailoa’s first concussion check fired by NFLPA – The Denver Post

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The unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant involved in clearing Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa through concussion protocol in last Sunday’s win over the Buffalo Bills was terminated by the NFL Players Association on Saturday, according to multiple league sources.

One source said “a number of mistakes” were made by the independent doctor in the process that allowed Tagovailoa to return for the second half against Buffalo.

Tagovailoa had two concussion scares within the past week, the second of which knocked him out of Thursday night’s loss at the Cincinnati Bengals. A blow to the head against the turf on a sack by Bengals nose tackle Josh Tupou caused Tagovailoa to get carted away on a stretcher and taken to University of Cincinnati medical facilities. Dealing with a…

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2022-10-01 18:08:38

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