Bennet Omalu, a “concussion” specialist, advises Tua Tagovailoa to permanently retire from football

After suffering a concussion on Thursday, Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has been advised by well-known neuropathologist Bennet Omalu to “stop playing” football. Omalu is credited with discovering chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in former football players.
“My brother, Tua.Omalu said, “I love you,” not to Tagovailoa but to TMZ.You are as dear to me as my son is to me.Give up playing.Stop.Take a brave exit and hang up your helmet.
During Miami’s loss to the Bengals on Thursday, Tagovailoa was taken off the field on a stretcher after the back of his head hit the ground during a sack by Cincinnati nose tackle Josh Tupou.
The quarterback remained on the field for nearly ten minutes before being carted off and taken to the hospital, exhibiting the “fencing response,” a reaction typically associated with concussions or other brain injuries.He appeared wobbly when trying to get to his feet four days earlier when his head hit the field during a tackle during the Dolphins’ game against the Bills.
Omalu stated, “My advice to him is, look, it’s time.”You have sustained severe, permanent, and ongoing brain damage.He panicked…if you cherish your life.If you have children, it’s time to courageously leave if you love your family.Find another activity to engage in.
He ought to stop.Sometimes, human life is more valuable than money.Your brain is worth more than $20 billion.
The NFL Players Association fired the physician who allowed Tagvailoa to play against the Bills after he suffered a concussion on Thursday.However, on Sunday, Buccaneers tight end Cameron Brate was allowed back into the game against the Chiefs after colliding with teammate Chris Godwin and appearing disoriented during a play in the second quarter. This incident sparked yet another concussion controversy.Brate was taken out of the game in the third quarter with what was determined to be a concussion.
Omalu discovered CTE in the brains of deceased athletes and military veterans in his 2018 book “Brain Damage in Contact Sports.”
On Omalu’s life and work, Sony Pictures produced and released “Concussion” in December 2015.In the movie, Will Smith played Omalu.
Tagovailoa has already been ruled out of the Dolphins’ game against the Jets on Sunday because he is still in the NFL’s concussion protocol.
-Advertisement – On Friday, Tagovailoa stated in a statement that he is “feeling much better and focused on recovering” in order to resume his duties.
The NFLPA’s executive director, DeMaurice Smith, has pledged to investigate a potential protocol violation involving Tagovailoa committed by the Dolphins.

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