NFLPA terminates Unaffiliated Neurotrauma Consultant involved in Tua Tagovailoa controversy

Written by Tony Ghaul

The NFLPA has exercised its prerogative to terminate the Unaffiliated Neurotrauma Consultant involved in the decision to clear Tua Tagovailoa to return to action in the Miami Dolphins game against the Buffalo Bills.

The concussion protocol provides that players who demonstrate gross motor instability may return only if the team physician, in consultation with the Unaffiliated Neurotrauma Consultant , determines that the instability did not have a neurological cause.

The union lost confidence in the Unaffiliated Neurotrauma Consultant given that the impairment of the player was obvious. Based on the available video, Tua should not have returned.

Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa. Photo courtsey of Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

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