Tua Tagovailoa Reportedly Makes Decision On Football Future
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With the football world at large debating whether Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa should continue playing football amid all the concussions he’s suffered, only Tua himself can decide. whether he will play when the symptoms go away.
According to FOX NFL insider Jay Glazer, Tua has already made that decision. Appearing on FOX NFL Sunday, Glazer said Tua intends to return this season if the Dolphins make the playoffs.
Unfortunately, the rest of the report was downright chilling. Glazer noted that Tua told head coach Mike McDaniel he couldn’t remember some of the decisions he made against the Green Bay Packers after suffering a concussion last week.
If Tua is so determined to keep playing this season, he will just keep risking his long-term health. He has officially suffered two concussions this season, but may have suffered up to three.
The NFL has been working to make the identification of concussion symptoms more accurate, but past a certain point they can’t do anything more if a player is at risk and refuses to stop playing.
That’s also not to mention the long-term side effects those concussions could have on Tua Tagovailoa even if he were to retire now. With the number of concussions he has already suffered and research on long-term side effects still incomplete, people have every right to be worried about him.
Will Tua play again this season? Should he?