Unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant who evaluated Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa fired over ‘several mistakes,’ source says

The unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant involved in clearing Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa during Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills has been fired after it was found he made “several mistakes” in his evaluation, a league source told ESPN’s Marcel Louis-Jacques on Saturday. Tagovailoa had been evaluated for a concussion during the Bills game after he … Read more

Jones: Tua Tagovailoa deserved better from Dolphins, NFL and so many others

Maybe they did everything right. Maybe the medical professionals tasked with ensuring the immediate and long-term health of Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa on Sunday and leading up to Thursday night’s game followed concussion protocol to perfection. It’s still impossible to shake the notion that the 24-year-old quarterback had no business playing as he did … Read more

Fox News Host Dagen McDowell Dismisses Tua Tagovailoa’s First Head Injury as ‘Lunacy’

Jesse Watters, co-host of the Fox News roundtable show The Five, lambasted a colleague who criticized the outpouring of concern for Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa, after the NFL player suffered two brutal injuries in just four days. The 24-year-old was pummeled during Thursday night’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals, after hitting his head on … Read more

Miami Dolphins QB Tagovailoa in good spirits after concussion as NFL review underway

CNN — Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa is “in good spirits” Friday after receiving a concussion during Thursday night’s game, head coach Mike McDaniel told reporters. The NFL and Dolphins are under scrutiny for the decision to allow Tagovailoa to play Thursday, after the quarterback was injured in a game just last Sunday. McDaniel said … Read more

Two concussions don’t always add up to second impact syndrome

CNN — The NFL has been thrust back into the concussion debate after Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa took two big hits just four days apart. This time, the debate involves whether Tagovailoa was appropriately cleared to play, with some fans concerned he was at risk of a condition called second impact syndrome. On Sunday, … Read more

Updates on Jaire Alexander, Keenan Allen and others

7:58 PM ET NFL NationESPN Week 4 of the NFL season is here, and teams continue to assess injuries to their players ahead of game time. The San Francisco 49ers have suffered another blow to their offense, as star left tackle Trent Williams is expected to be out four to six weeks with an ankle … Read more

Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa diagnosed with concussion, flies back to Miami after being released from hospital

Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa underwent additional testing Friday and remained in the concussion protocol a day after hitting his head against the turf during a game, a frightening moment that has sparked controversy about how the league handles potential head injuries. Tagovailoa had a headache Thursday night and Friday morning, Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel … Read more

New England Patriots rule out QB Mac Jones; Brian Hoyer gets start vs. Green Bay Packers

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Despite a surprise appearance at the start of practice Friday, New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones will not play in Sunday’s road game against the Green Bay Packers, the team announced. Jones has what doctors diagnosed as a severe high-ankle sprain that would cause many to have surgery and is likely to … Read more

New England Patriots rule out QB Mac Jones; Brian Hoyer set to start

New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones has been ruled out of Sunday’s game against the Green Bay Packers because of his left ankle injury. Jones was ruled out after making a surprise return to the practice field Friday. His injured ankle was wrapped tightly as he moved gingerly during the brief portion of the workout … Read more

Cleveland Browns DE Myles Garrett says he’s ‘grateful’ after car accident and wants to play Sunday if medically cleared

BEREA, Ohio — Myles Garrett said that he’s “definitely grateful” to be alive after his single-car crash Monday and that he’s “recovering pretty quickly” from the left shoulder and right biceps injuries he suffered in the accident. “Definitely grateful to be here,” the star Cleveland Browns pass-rusher said Friday. “With what I saw right after … Read more