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Tua Tagovailoa Stretchered Off After SEVERE Head Injury - Doctor Explains

  • Published on Sep 28, 2022
  • An absolutely terrible sight as Tua hit his head for the second week in a row this NFL season and was stretchered off the field.
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  • Brian Sutterer MD
    Brian Sutterer MD  14 hours ago +106

    I touched on this in my video earlier this week calling out this situation.
    This should lead to a protocol change. The current protocol requires that if a player stumbles after a head impact, the medical staff must determine if it’s orthopedic (spine/joints/etc) related or neurologic. If they feel it’s orthopedic, then the player can pass the protocol if they test ok otherwise.
    In this case the big question is how in the world they decided his stumbling on Sunday was from his back (when we saw the head impact and shaking).
    The current wording in that exception leaves too much wiggle room for situations like this and now should absolutely be updated

    • Jared Stasch
      Jared Stasch 10 hours ago

      So what you are saying then is that the test for determining if he is ok mentally is wrong if he was cleared to play?

    • Xavier B
      Xavier B 11 hours ago

      @scourge youtube doctor or neurologist that analyzed him and said good 2 go

    • scourge
      scourge 13 hours ago +1

      @Alex Padron Or maybe we just listen to the guy who's an expert in the fucking field, no?

  • Ariel Richmond
    Ariel Richmond Day ago +2941

    I can't believe he was playing after last week.... I really hope he is ok.

    • Jerrold Peden
      Jerrold Peden 10 hours ago

      @shioriryukaze this is a contract year .tua trying to get a 100m

    • Jerrold Peden
      Jerrold Peden 10 hours ago

      It's Sunday he played not last week ,4days ago

    • El Blaise
      El Blaise 11 hours ago

      Not even remotely surprised the Burrow vs. Tua rematch was allowed to happen.

    • John wallace
      John wallace 13 hours ago

      @heather whitehurst you should re-read my comment before you make a novel explaining how protocol works lmao

    • charles smith
      charles smith 16 hours ago +1

      Everyone in dolphins organization should be fired, and fined severe penalties

  • Billsfan2012
    Billsfan2012 19 hours ago +479

    As a Bills fan, I'm worried for Tua. I so much wanted Tua to be alright. He is an excellent example of a human and especially a role model. Prayers for Tua and his family. I thought about Tua when he was injured when the Bills and Dolphins played last Sunday. Thought it was weird that he was back on the field so quickly. Get well Tua.

    • MEPP
      MEPP 10 hours ago

      As a Houston Oilers fan, I don't care.

    • W Daniel
      W Daniel 12 hours ago

      @singingchef23 explain how I’m the ass in this situation?

    • Kai Hamasaki
      Kai Hamasaki 12 hours ago

      @AK 47 this is a make or break year for Tua and he knows that. That is why he wanted to play anyway. Medical staffs cannot leave the decision in the players hands, especially in situations like last week and this week.

    • singingchef23
      singingchef23 12 hours ago

      @Spends Shanks most players put team ahead of their own best interest. That's why you need a medical professional as well as the protocols in the first place

  • John Alderman
    John Alderman 23 hours ago +210

    I had a TBI when I was just a bit younger than he is. It was the most challenging thing I have ever gone through. I went from, time of my life, to crushing depression with no loss of limb to explain it. Depression can come out of nowhere after TBI. I hope he understands that situations are situational, and the feelings that go along with those life changes can be hard to handle with style and grace. Life’s good my man. We are all wishing you well from a good and real place. Much love :)

    • R F
      R F 12 hours ago +1

      @Anchors Aweigh definitely got mine after service I think 😂 get home start racing boardercross again get knocked out over gapping a few jumps have felt like hell since

    • Anchors Aweigh
      Anchors Aweigh 12 hours ago +1

      Important Words. Many Soldiers, Sailors and Marines suffered TBIs from blast that caused incredible challenges. Some of those servicemen committed suicide. Truth be told I think some of Antonio Browns issue have a root cause of TBIs he has suffered.

    • R F
      R F 14 hours ago +1

      Makes me wish I got tested after getting knocked out multiple times while training boardercross for my early 20s I’ve felt so lost in my own head since then lol been diagnosed with manic depression and bipolar . Only thing that’s worked for the last 6 years is no meds and just deal with it , big pharma was killing me in it self

    • Thomas
      Thomas 16 hours ago +2

      Spot on dude. Sorry for your tbi. What’s sad is that those who have not experienced a tbi don’t know what these players are going thru. Heck, how about our vets returning with combat tbi’s and told that it’s all in their head and that they need to deal with it

    • Lady Tsunade
      Lady Tsunade 16 hours ago

      Finally it’s here the gameplay you all wanted. ruclips.net/video/sU2dwEDlwQg/video.html

  • pharcydefan
    pharcydefan Day ago +257

    I once had a bad concussion from getting elbowed in the head, and that took me about 3 months to recover... to work in the office. I hope he gets enough time to let his brain fully recover!

    • Garrappa Gaming
      Garrappa Gaming 12 hours ago

      Thumb down @Tony G

    • Thomas Pick
      Thomas Pick 12 hours ago +1

      Poor Tua. I feel sorry for him. Yes, if anyone has had a brain concussion, they are no joke and can take weeks to recover from. Having the injury, one realizes how fragile your life is.

    • KB
      KB 12 hours ago

      Turn to Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is God who died for our sins and God raised Him from the dead on the 3rd day. He loves us more than anyone. He created us and loves us. Call upon His name! Heaven and Hell are real places. We need to repent and turn to Him. We have all sinned against God. Pray and seek Him. Repent and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ.
      “Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost. For the promise is unto you, and to your children, and to all that are afar off, even as many as the Lord our God shall call.” Acts 2:38-39 KJV
      “Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” John 14:6 KJV
      “He that believeth on the Son hath everlasting life: and he that believeth not the Son shall not see life; but the wrath of God abideth on him.” John 3:36 KJV
      “For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” Matthew 6:14-15 KJV
      “And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you. For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened. If a son shall ask bread of any of you that is a father, will he give him a stone? or if he ask a fish, will he for a fish give him a serpent? Or if he shall ask an egg, will he offer him a scorpion? If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children: how much more shall your heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to them that ask him?” Luke 11:9-13 KJV
      “And as it is appointed unto men once to die, but after this the judgment: So Christ was once offered to bear the sins of many; and unto them that look for him shall he appear the second time without sin unto salvation.” Hebrew 9:27-28 KJV
      “And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst. But I said unto you, That ye also have seen me, and believe not. All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out. For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me. And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day. And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day.” John 6:35-40 KJV
      “And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell. Are not two sparrows sold for a farthing? and one of them shall not fall on the ground without your Father. But the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Fear ye not therefore, ye are of more value than many sparrows.” Matthew 10:28-31 KJV
      “Whosoever therefore shall confess me before men, him will I confess also before my Father which is in heaven. But whosoever shall deny me before men, him will I also deny before my Father which is in heaven.” Matthew 10:32-33 KJV
      “That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For the scripture saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed. For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the same Lord over all is rich unto all that call upon him. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.”
      Romans 10:9-13 KJV
      “Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.” John 3:5-6 KJV
      “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins: Who is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn of every creature: For by him were all things created, that are in heaven, and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers: all things were created by him, and for him: And he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence. For it pleased the Father that in him should all fulness dwell; And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.” Colossians 1:13-20 KJV
      “Look not every man on his own things, but every man also on the things of others. Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who, being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men: And being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross. Wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which is above every name: That at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of things in heaven, and things in earth, and things under the earth; And that every tongue should confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.”
      2 Philippians 2:4-11 KJV
      “Take heed that ye do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise ye have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. Therefore when thou doest thine alms, do not sound a trumpet before thee, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But when thou doest alms, let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth: That thine alms may be in secret: and thy Father which seeth in secret himself shall reward thee openly. And when thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are: for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and in the corners of the streets, that they may be seen of men. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet, and when thou hast shut thy door, pray to thy Father which is in secret; and thy Father which seeth in secret shall reward thee openly. But when ye pray, use not vain repetitions, as the heathen do: for they think that they shall be heard for their much speaking. Be not ye therefore like unto them: for your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him. After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen. For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. Moreover when ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites, of a sad countenance: for they disfigure their faces, that they may appear unto men to fast. Verily I say unto you, They have their reward. But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret: and thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly. Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” Matthew 6:1-21 KJV
      “But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said unto him, We have seen the Lord. But he said unto them, Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the print of the nails, and thrust my hand into his side, I will not believe. And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you. Then saith he to Thomas, Reach hither thy finger, and behold my hands; and reach hither thy hand, and thrust it into my side: and be not faithless, but believing. And Thomas answered and said unto him, My Lord and my God. Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed. And many other signs truly did Jesus in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book: But these are written, that ye might believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing ye might have life through his name.” John 20:24-31 KJV

    • Delores Ogholoh
      Delores Ogholoh 13 hours ago

      @EL. CAPO209 you should have paid attention in science class.

    • Delores Ogholoh
      Delores Ogholoh 13 hours ago

      @JustGetIt thank you!

  • Smashing reality
    Smashing reality 16 hours ago +11

    Being someone who had this happen to them their senior year of high school, I think the outrage is completely warranted. When it happened to me, everyone thought I was going to die, and I probably should have. One of my assistant coaches was also an anesthesiologist, repeatedly told me how extremely lucky I was to be alive. Also the day after i was knocked out, I passed my concussion protocol with flying colors. My Head CT and MRI was also negative. Needless to say even though I passed, I had to take a lot of time off and I really wasn't ever the same since. I had short term memory loss for a few weeks and have struggled with long term memory ever since. Depression, anxiety, trouble concentrating, sleep issues, and even PTSD plagued me for years after it happened. Not to mention, I became very isolated, my high school friends never looked at me the same and some even would get mad with me for making such a "stupid decision"(As I tried to rush myself back from a previous concussion). Many slowly started distancing themselves if not completely cutting me off. Three years after the event and I am doing well, but still struggle to do very simple things. I hope if there was any type of misconduct that it gets handled well for Tua, he had a million times more potential than me and I would hate to see someone that talented tread the path that I did.

    • abmrose
      abmrose 14 hours ago

      Hate to hear you went through that. I really love Dr Kharrazian’s book Why Isn’t My Brain Working for TBI healing. Best of luck to you.

  • R3kt3e scurblerd
    R3kt3e scurblerd Day ago +3798

    Doc, you are always on top of this stuff as fast as it happens. The sports world is lucky to have you.

    • Light Skinned Dog
      Light Skinned Dog 10 hours ago

      @here is the full clip Ohhh K so ruclips.net/video/LwpMgpqTNW8/video.html

    • Roberto Clemente
      Roberto Clemente 11 hours ago

      @GRiM HbR H Unbelievable. It's not 2005 dude, you / the NFL can't use this ostrichism anymore.

    • GRiM HbR H
      GRiM HbR H 11 hours ago

      Captain hindsight and his loyal
      Subjects in the comments. Play football know the risks, don’t play football… don’t comment.

    • Tree Snackz
      Tree Snackz 14 hours ago


  • Boss Killa
    Boss Killa 21 hour ago +71

    Tua has been through so much already. Including his College days the fact this man has fractured his hip and then had 2 concussions in the span of 4 days and on top of THAT had a back injury. Absolutely devastating and brings a new appreciation for these players who put their bodies on the line for our entertainment.

    • Gabe Smith
      Gabe Smith 10 hours ago

      I feel like the back injury was just a cover to try to explain the stumbling since they let him come back to play. Not to put on a tin foil hat but I wouldn't be surprised if that's bs.

    • Dylan
      Dylan 15 hours ago +1

      And had 2 ankle surgeries at Bama as well

    • Boss Killa
      Boss Killa 15 hours ago +4

      @balinn01 i mean…their job isn’t to entertain themselves, their job is too entertain fans and thus how they get paid so idrk where you was going with that lol
      How is them getting paid for doing their job supposed to lower my appreciation for them?

    • balinn01
      balinn01 16 hours ago +1

      Not to take away from everything you said but they're also playing for their own entertainment. It's literally their job. They play football for a living. None of them should have to go through this though. Teams have to take more precautions for their players to try to avoid something scary like this

  • Coriè Thomas
    Coriè Thomas 19 hours ago +39

    As every season go by, I realize how smart it was of Andrew Luck to do what he did. Tua young & I hope he makes a full recovery but in his later years in life I can see this coming back to haunt him as it does with boxers.

    • WantSumCheese
      WantSumCheese 11 hours ago +1

      Both boxing and football are such brutal sports. These head injuries are no joke. You are absolutely correct. The chances are this injury will affect him later in life. I’ve lived through this. Many prayers for Tua. His health is the top priority and I hope he truly understands that. Forget the game.

  • The Angry Cowboy
    The Angry Cowboy 23 hours ago +42

    It broke my heart when he came back in after his "back" last week. I feel every bit of the frustration you mentioned and yet all I can do is hope that he is okay. Way to go, Miami... Hope it was worth it.

    • Lavar Ball
      Lavar Ball 11 hours ago +1

      Wasn’t even a week is was 4 days

    KMACK TIME 18 hours ago

    Man his back really tightened up on him there ..

  • MA
    MA Day ago +1691

    The Dolphins are legitimately risking this man’s career, health and life right now. The whole medical staff needs full accountability and review because that was noooo back injury 4 days ago… now this. 🙏🏽 Tua

    • Joseph Dell
      Joseph Dell 10 hours ago

      @Jordan Slingluff as well Tua bears some responsibility as well.

    • Joseph Dell
      Joseph Dell 10 hours ago

      Don't forget about Tua himself. He is responsible in part

    • Jordan Slingluff
      Jordan Slingluff 10 hours ago

      @Seth Borneman They are independent. Hired by the players union

    • Seth Borneman
      Seth Borneman 11 hours ago

      @Jordan Slingluff who hires the doctor?

  • Brendan Hurley
    Brendan Hurley 18 hours ago +10

    Dr. Sutterer just came across your channel from this injury. As a chiropractor I did not buy that Tua had a back injury from his previous hit against Buffalo just a few days ago. I see plenty of back and neck injuries both with MVA and sports injuries and I agree with your assessment he sustained at least a mild concussion last week and severe secondary concussion the previous night with decorticate posturing. It is sad to see something like this happen and I hope he takes whatever time is needed to heal.

  • Blue
    Blue 21 hour ago +13

    Scary stuff when you really watch the clip, looks like Tua's conscious went out on the just twist alone, soon as his head swung like that off the twist he went straight to posturing. Tua has battled injuries all the way till now and this team is his best opportunity yet! Prayers up for Tua! 🙏🙏

    • Dank Tank
      Dank Tank 18 hours ago

      You could see, his body language change middle twist. Scary stuff. Major head trauma

  • Jay Day
    Jay Day 19 hours ago +10

    I believe the hardest part in situations like this, is the recovery rate and reaction of the injured party is so different from person to person. I was knocked completely out and recovered very fast but then 2 weeks later sustained another head injury that effected me very bad

  • Nicole Burns
    Nicole Burns 17 hours ago +74

    This happened to my son his freshman year during a football game. His arms locked up just like this as he laid there for about 10 seconds and then tried getting up. Took him to the hospital and showed the video to the ER Dr who said that was classic concussion posturing and he had a number of tests done. He was in concussion protocol for about 4 weeks and then played one more game that season but was really hesitant and scared so he never played football again.

    • Nicole Burns
      Nicole Burns 13 hours ago +1

      @N I don't listen to keyboard warriors. Chances are they could never play a sport so despise athletes or are so unhappy with their lives they spend all day trying to make random people on youtube channels feel bad. Either way they are irrelevant.

    • Ben Dover
      Ben Dover 14 hours ago

      @John Swain more than a month. Brain damage is permanent. None reservable brain damage

    • Ben Dover
      Ben Dover 14 hours ago

      @N chill out lol I’m right and she’s knows it. He won’t play football. Plenty of other sports that doesn’t end up with you not being able to move your limbs or fry your brain

    • HEC892
      HEC892 14 hours ago

      Sad story

    • Phil
      Phil 14 hours ago +2

      @DNice J yep. I've had three what used to be termed "mild" concussions, I lost consciousness albeit briefly for two of them, and god knows how many more in youth football. I love football, but you only get one brain. Not a chance in the world am I putting my son in tackle football. The team aspect, and the teachings that come with it, can be learned in other sports where brain injuries are far less common.

  • Solace
    Solace Day ago +581

    This man has overcome some crazy injuries.. like serious gruesome injuries. I hope he recovers and is okay.

    • Gregg Chaffin
      Gregg Chaffin 10 hours ago

      @JCar4life ManCity4Life Tua has a laundry list of injuries. I’m not going to list them all…

    • Santiago Heat
      Santiago Heat 15 hours ago +1

      @Creole Bunny It’s not an unpopular opinion actually, it makes sense, but is highly unlikely that Tua will want to hang up his boots

    • Creole Bunny
      Creole Bunny 21 hour ago +7

      @Santiago Heat I'm sure this is an unpopular opinion but he should retire from football before he ends up like Antonio Brown or even worse like Demarius Thomas.

    • Santiago Heat
      Santiago Heat 21 hour ago

      @G Notion I agree with u, they gotta let Tua rest for some games or until he actually feels ready

  • ᔆᵒᵉ
    ᔆᵒᵉ 20 hours ago +73

    I was watching live and the fact that he got cleared to leave so fast and will be traveling back with the team.. that’s surprising the crap out of me. It’s like this dude can get hit with a truck, wake up and start walking again like he’s super man. I truly hope he’ll be okay and nothing is going on. Being a mad supporter of Tua and a Dolphin’s fan.. this breaks my heart seeing our QB continuously getting hurt like this..

    • Chaoss Creations
      Chaoss Creations 11 hours ago

      Well tbf he could be in pieces and the Miami medical staff would probably clear him to play so this doesn't mean much imo. I hope he's ok but two games in a row with something like this seems like whatever is going on is more serious than anyone is letting on or maybe even realizes.

    • Phil
      Phil 11 hours ago

      @Delores Ogholoh without question. The question, inevitably, becomes: at what point to we stop taking a player's word for their health when it comes to brain trauma? These guys want to play, and someone like Tua who's had a tumultuous start to his career and is questioned about past injuries, is going to do all they can to be on the field.
      I think we need a culture shift, on top of additional medical intervention.

    • Steven Juris
      Steven Juris 12 hours ago

      @Delores Ogholoh money talks shit walks and the players allow the NFL to do it.

    • Delores Ogholoh
      Delores Ogholoh 12 hours ago

      @Steven Juris As far as I'm concerned, no player should be playing 4 days after an NFL game. NFL players are faster, stronger and hit harder than ever. That's too much punishment on the body to be back on the field so soon. Thursday night games should be following a Bi week. Clearly, the NFL doesn't care about the humans playing the game. Shame on them!

    • Delores Ogholoh
      Delores Ogholoh 13 hours ago +1

      @Phil a concussed player isn't in a position to make the call. He was in a brain fog, I'm pretty sure.

  • gregthefilmguy
    gregthefilmguy 19 hours ago +8

    The fact that their coach comes out after this game and says "he suffered a concussion, nothing more serious than that" literally says it all.

    • John Swain
      John Swain 16 hours ago

      OMG - he really said that? Yeah, that does say it all.

  • Tom Robey
    Tom Robey 23 hours ago +8

    I'm a Dolphins fan and I've never been more disgusted with the team than I am now. Through all the scandals, tampering, and losing seasons, I've never felt more embarrassed to be a Dolphins fan. It was clear from the start of the game that Tua wasn't right. He should never have been on the field. I am heart broken and angry for Tua.

    • John Swain
      John Swain 16 hours ago

      I empathize completely. I kind of liked the Dolphins, but now I don't know if I can root for them anymore - this was absolutely disgraceful.

  • Chris Turner
    Chris Turner 17 hours ago +34

    As a paramedic, as soon as I saw that posturing it’s pretty apparent that’s a level 1 trauma activation. It’s very possible we saw the last game of his career. It’s sad

    • Toasty
      Toasty 10 hours ago

      ​@Jr Salazar doesn't matter if he " seemed okay" he clearly is not and if he doesn't stop. his next injury he might not come out okay.

    • Smiggin
      Smiggin 11 hours ago +4

      @Jr Salazar doesn’t matter if he was playing uno with the team home. I’d be surprised if he plays again. Another hit like that can be life threatening.

    • Jr Salazar
      Jr Salazar 15 hours ago

      Even if he was out of the hospital and flew with the team home ?
      They did say he had a neck brace but he was all smiles with the team

    • Ben Dover
      Ben Dover 15 hours ago +7

      It should be the last game of his career. I pray he doesn’t attempt a comeback

  • Robert Andrade
    Robert Andrade 22 hours ago +128

    Mad respect for big #68 of the Bengals for being aware of the danger Tua was in immediately after the play.. signaled the sideline for medics as soon as he went down.. true professional

    • Katherine Berger
      Katherine Berger 14 hours ago +1

      @Chuck I'm not saying it was a dirty hit. I'm saying the results were bad and Tupou probably isn't feeling real good about that hit this morning. Every athlete in a full-contact sport's dished a hit that had way worse impact than they ever thought they could do - possibly because the person they were hitting wasn't prepared for it. It feels bad and it shakes you up because you don't WANT to hurt people, just win the play or the game.

    • IndianaJets
      IndianaJets 14 hours ago +2

      @Chuck can't rough a passer if they haven't passed yet. Lol

    • Chuck
      Chuck 14 hours ago +1

      @Katherine Berger if you make a clean tackle and a guy tears his ACL it's not a dirty hit, injuries are an unavoidable part of the game. Same goes with brain injuries, the problem comes in when the NFL lets guys play where regular football plays lead to massive injuries

    • Chuck
      Chuck 14 hours ago

      @omensoffate yeah I was leaning on the side of clean play anyways but had they given him a roughing the passer plenty I wouldn't have been bent out of shape about it

    • omensoffate
      omensoffate 15 hours ago +7

      @Chuck it wasn’t even roughing the passer

  • SuperRowdyone
    SuperRowdyone 18 hours ago +3

    This poor guy has had an unfortunate slew of injuries even dating back to his time at Alabama including a dislocated hip against Mississippi St. back in 2018 which was similar to Bo Jackson's career ending injury!! Praying he recovers from this and will be OK!

  • slackr 69
    slackr 69 17 hours ago +4

    I hope Tua comes out fine. Thanks for giving the us a clear explanation. I took martial arts years ago and we drilled falling back wards. The emphasis was tucking your chin so you dont hit your head. I played football longer than I took martial arts. We never drilled how to protect yourself in a fall. Football needs to get its collective head out of its ass and protect its players. From pop warner to NFL

    • John Swain
      John Swain 16 hours ago

      I wonder if they could somehow anchor the helmets to the uniform.

  • C. Jones
    C. Jones 15 hours ago +2

    Tua has had some SERIOUS injuries even since college.... This game is unforgiving man. Prayers up for him.

  • Lugo Family
    Lugo Family Day ago +492

    I feel sad for Tua, he has gone through so much. And the media doesn't help with all the negative talk. I hope he gets well very soon. Such a good guy.

    • Al Brown
      Al Brown 11 hours ago

      @SkiBikeRunAK 😌 what was God's message to Tua when he got slammed to the ground playing a game,a dangerous game? I could say this or say that,but if I were to be honest I'd have to say I'm not sure he wasn't saying anything in that moment,beyond being with him in that moment as well as us in all moments.

    • SkiBikeRunAK
      SkiBikeRunAK 12 hours ago

      @Al Brown Yeah- I'm sure god was with him when he slammed him to the ground, too. What was god trying to say then? Anticipate your answer.

    • Fisher Foster
      Fisher Foster 19 hours ago +1

      @Buddy Guy get a life

    • O
      O Day ago +4

      @Buddy Guy ?

  • R.G.S!
    R.G.S! 17 hours ago +3

    I appreciate you cover these injuries because they are life changing and highlighted the struggle for us athletes

  • Velda Vitello
    Velda Vitello Day ago +13

    I’m a college student majoring in sports medicine and we literally learned about neuro brain injuries last week. The signs from Tuas hands this week and his wobbling from last are clear signs of neurological brain damage. Injuries like these take several weeks to be reevaluated, and he should not have been playing this week or last weeks half. This is ridiculous

  • Esh BBX
    Esh BBX 15 hours ago +3

    What fascinates me on both the Bills case and the Bengals case is how Tua in the first case completely let's himself fall flat on his back which at the LEAST is gonna knock the wind out of you, and how in the second case he understandably thought about tossing it for an incompletion AS he was being taken down... you can see the arm motion mid-sack, but again neglected to mitigate anything about the fall itself with his own body movement. Really hope he can realize that himself too and cover himself up more to prevent damage next time.

  • Face in the crowd
    Face in the crowd 14 hours ago +1

    I'm so glad I found your channel. I was worried after Tua's hit during the Bills game, and then this one with the posturing was even more scary. Thank you for explaining things in a way that makes sense rather than sensationalizing what happened.

  • Daniel Tercero
    Daniel Tercero Day ago +453

    Dr, thank you for the quick and ready response to Tua's injury. The moment this happened I was hoping you were going to have a prognosis soon. Thank you once again for the relief you bring to sport fans around the world.

    • Open Waters
      Open Waters 11 hours ago

      @Seymore Smithh it's not about his expertise, it's the morbid fascination people have with needing to know the worst thing possible right away.
      Plenty of other doctors post online about injuries, accidents, etc. Just never within an hour of the event like he has a habit of doing.
      I've watched plenty of other takes on bad injuries by other doctors and medical professionals here on RUclips. They provide excellent information about possible sustained injury as well as timeline for recovery. Long after the initial incident though. Not exploiting the immediacy of the concern over an injured start player.
      It's perverse really. He's profiting of the immediacy of the event. He knows there are a lot of people out there who have no patience and feed an unhealthy insecurity of needing to know right now.
      I find this practice of exploiting both the injury and the subset of the public with no self control to be very unprofessional.
      As I will restate again, this is no different really than if he were standing next to a wreck on the freeway telling everyone who goes by what he thinks the injuries are of the occupants of the vehicles involved.
      It's morbid and perverse.

    • Open Waters
      Open Waters 16 hours ago

      @my music didn't say he doesn't provide accurate information.
      He's likely spot on, that's not the issue.
      Like I said, when I first saw his videos I thought he seemed genuinely concerned and provided accurate info.
      The problem is that he has made a game of this. Within hours usually, he has a medical take on a horrible injury, just when people would be frantically looking for any scrap of information to feed their unhealthy, morbid need to know insecurity.
      He profits the most at the time of the injury. Like a guy shouting to passing cars the status of the injured in a car pile up on the freeway.
      My opinion of him has changed only because of that. Not disputing his knowledge or expertise.

    • my music
      my music 22 hours ago

      @Open Waters how about if he just genuinely wants to educate or inform the public? You say this guy is an "ambulance" chaser, maybe he is or maybe he isn't but he did provide very useful information particularly the reason tua's hands and fingers were positioned the way they were.

    • Seymore Smithh
      Seymore Smithh Day ago

      @Open Waters - does it matter if he’s doing these videos for the clicks or not? There’s clearly enough interest. Most RUclipsrs do it for money. If money wasn’t there we would not see even a tenth of the content. Of course it’s speculation. But it comes from experience and education. He’s just giving us his professional perspective of what he sees on video. I personally wouldn’t have known what the hand stiffness meant in terms of brain injury so I learned something.

    • Adrian Gutierrez
      Adrian Gutierrez Day ago +1

      @here is the full clip no ones gonna click your scam link bro. Go play in traffic

  • Brad Bankes
    Brad Bankes 21 hour ago +3

    I feel for this talented young man and pray for a full recovery. I place the blame on Miami staff and doctors. He should have been placed on the sidelines especially after taking a blow just four days ago. No win is worth losing someone's health over.

  • Dwain Gambino
    Dwain Gambino 19 hours ago +3

    Hope he's good an has a 100 percent recovery. He's one of the best youngest players in the league right now an enjoy cheering him on. But if he walked out that hospital an went to the sideline im sure the Dolphins probably would put him back in

  • futball51
    futball51 18 hours ago +3

    This happened to me in high school got my bell rung bad at a summer football practice. Trainer did a field test and cleared me but sat me the rest of practice, cleared for the second practice that day first hit I took was a big one, knocked me out the rest of the season I developed a minor essential tremor because of it and still shake to this day

  • Jake Mettler
    Jake Mettler 14 hours ago +1

    The older I get, the more I realize how serious tbi can be. I as well as many others in my life have gone through this; significant decrease in quality of life following a concussion. My brother has hit his head a few times where he postured like Tua. He's changed since then; every time I came home from school he was getting further and further away from the brother and friend I grew up with. Breaks my heart. He's 23.

  • Calcio Ben
    Calcio Ben Day ago +2

    Thank you so much Brian! You’re doing an amazing job of raising awareness! ❤

  • Alec A
    Alec A 22 hours ago +2

    Hope Tua is fine considering he might've already had a concussion going into this game. Also, is it possible for his hand to essentially injure itself from the muscle contracting so hard? Tua's left hand after the hit; his index finger has the craziest flexibility if it's not broken. I can't come close to getting my index finger that far under my middle finger lol.

  • Brandon G
    Brandon G 19 hours ago +2

    So, what is your thoughts on the whole concussion protocol and are you familiar with what these independent specialists at the games are looking for and how they could have missed a concussion the previous week?

  • thedirty530
    thedirty530 Day ago +2

    Wow...Wasn't watching but my heart goes out to him. I had experienced a few concussions, one of them being a similar incident but hitting it in the back. Was by far the worst one...but seeing that posturing is scary!

  • Andre Hamilton
    Andre Hamilton Day ago +535

    I’m praying that this injury does not result in permanent damage. But after last week, I’m really worried!

    • stewiegriffinfan18
      stewiegriffinfan18 15 hours ago

      @mlcunn02 I have done full contact martial arts where hits to the head are given double the points of hits to the body. Try again. I haven't had any significant injury beyond a broken elbow, but I maintain the fact that we should not feel sorry for somebody with a 30 million guaranteed contract. He's fine

    • stewiegriffinfan18
      stewiegriffinfan18 15 hours ago

      @footba11fan41ife Ok

    • mlcunn02
      mlcunn02 15 hours ago

      @SpeckleKen Why are my replies not making it to the board? Two in a row now. You obviously got notification on at least(part of) one of them.
      If God isn’t for you, that’s fine, you do you. If Christianity isn’t for you, that’s fine as well. Life is either in your hands or it isn’t, sometimes it is your choice. My point is that there is no need to get upset over thoughtful prayers and well wishes.
      As someone who was a big Pat White fan, I’m hoping, and yes praying as well, all the best for Tua. That won’t hurt you.

    • SpeckleKen
      SpeckleKen 18 hours ago

      _"SpeckleKen You’re right, I should have prayed for the winning lottery ticket and Dak’s accuracy, maybe the salary cap as well."_
      Why didn’t you? I mean, I’d perhaps have ended childhood starvation or heart disease, but I guess you’ll go with the things which are what are important to you.
      Jesus says over and over again it would come true. You do believe Jesus, don’t you?

  • Joe Kurtz
    Joe Kurtz 12 hours ago +1

    After my dad's 2nd stroke, the Doc explained his posturing movements, unfortunately it was terminal, but seeing this, Tua needs immediate care. Thnx Doc to explain this symptom of a much bigger problem.

  • MilkManSmitty
    MilkManSmitty 14 hours ago

    Personally, I love when you get emotional on these videos. It shows you’re not just doing it for the money. It shows you have genuine care about these athletes careers and lives and want to inform us about these dangers, so that we’re all educated about these things. I love it man.

  • Andrew Smith
    Andrew Smith 17 hours ago +2

    This is extremely disturbing after what happened to him last Sunday. Praying for Tua.

  • NigelBullocks
    NigelBullocks 12 hours ago +1

    Aloha Doc, appreciate your expertise on this topic. In your opinion, how long would you recommend Tua sit out after what appeared to be two consecutive concussions within a week? Also, what is your opinion on him flying back w the team just a few hours later? Thank you 🙏

  • Saibapunk
    Saibapunk Day ago +620

    The Dolphins medical staff need to be held accountable for jeopardizing this young man’s health like this. No way in hell he should’ve been playing when he clearly suffered a severe concussion the previous game. This is the epitome of medical nonfeasance. Well wishes to Tua for a speedy recovery though I feel he’s not going to be playing for quite some time

    • Mike
      Mike 12 hours ago

      @Jonesey how can a concussed person make a decision 😂

    • The Play by Play with Matt Severino
      The Play by Play with Matt Severino 13 hours ago

      @Saibapunk I don’t understand how people can believe it was a coincidence that everyone thought he had a concussion last week, and this happened this week.

    • The Play by Play with Matt Severino
      The Play by Play with Matt Severino 13 hours ago

      @Branden P The thing we saw Tua do with his arms is the same thing we happen to Tom Savage in 2017. When it happened to Tom, they actually let him back into the game for a few more plays after it happened. He didn’t look okay, so he was taken back out of the game and escorted to the locker room. After that the NFL updated its concussion protocol, so that the next time a player was seen on the ground with his arms raised in the same position Tua’s were last night, the player wouldn’t be allowed to finish that game. It’s one of the “No-Go” signals you probably heard ab if you watched the game last night. As it currently stands, it’s also the only signal that instantly disqualifies the player from returning. The other “No-Go” signals are things like head shaking, dropping to the ground, entire body going limp. All things we saw Tua do after the hit in the Bills game. The current protocol also states that if the three signs that I just mentioned are seen in a players actions, they have to rule out any orthopedic (anything not related to the brain, like an ankle injury) injuries that could’ve caused those actions from the player, or else he can return. What that means is there’s a loophole in the current concussion protocol, and all the dolphins organization had to do was blame those signs of a concussion on an ankle injury for Tua to return against the bills. After the hit in the Bills game, when Tua drops to the ground, you can see him roll his ankle. So I do believe that there definitely could have been an ankle injury. What we saw from Tua against the Bengals, when his arms were raised and locked in that particular position, is caused by a second impact, so at this point there’s no possible way to make the argument that he didn’t have a concussion after the Bills game. There was a loophole in the concussion protocol, and the dolphins exploited it, and Tua paid the price. If you don’t believe anything I said, you can find the NFL concussion protocol on the internet, it’s publicly available. So is the clip of him getting hit, and what followed, last week against the bills. It’s such a shame that corruption exists in this league, and a player can be impacted in that way because of it. The NFL will change its concussion protocol after what we saw transpire in these 2 games, and hopefully it will be thorough this time. It’s an even bigger shame that this actually had to happen for that change to come, the Miami Dolphins organization failed Tua, and he has to suffer because of that. Everyone involved should immediately be relinquished of their positions on this team, even the owner of the organization. It’s an extremely frustrating thing, blinding yourself from the truth will not help, it’s not a coincidence that everyone thought he had one last week, and he actually had to be carted off the field this week. The biggest shame of all is that Tua had to go down as a Martyr.

    • Saibapunk
      Saibapunk 15 hours ago

      @herogibson listen man, stop playing dumb. How are you gonna say it was probable that he didn't suffer a concussion prior to this hit when medical consensus in the public sphere (outside of the docs who cleared him ofc) all opined that it was likely that he did based off the method of injury & the clinical signs presented for the whole world to see on the live broadcast? Why do you think there's an investigation in the first place? Obviously none of us here can formally diagnose him as we are not neurologists but one doesn't need to be a specialist to reasonably conclude when someone suffered a brain injury. You're telling ppl to let the team medical professionals worry about him when the entire point is that this man's health was needlessly jeopardized due to the negligence of said medical professionals, likely due to conflict of interest at the behest of an institution prioritizing success & profit margins over the safety of its players. And what is the point of the last sentence of your comment? You're telling ppl to ignore this because it doesn't concern them personally? In that case, why'd you even bother to reply to my comment?

    • John Swain
      John Swain 16 hours ago

      Oh I'm sure that if the Dolphins staff has a say, he'll be at practice tomorrow, and be playing next game. So gross.

  • John Haller
    John Haller Day ago +1

    I saw this happen. At full speed it was a violent injury. To see his fingers contorted was scary. Thank you for explaining all of this.

  • impactfoto
    impactfoto 19 hours ago +2

    Great explanation, doc. By the time I'm watching this it's already early the following morning, so the last I heard he was going to be released from the hospital, and be able to fly back to Miami with the team. Nice to get confirmation of that they said in the broadcast last night by someone with a lot of knowledge of these situations.

    • John Swain
      John Swain 16 hours ago

      It might have been safe to release him from the hospital, but I definitely don't think it's safe for him to return to the team that did that to him.

  • DeeSims
    DeeSims 18 hours ago +3

    Great video! Could you possibly do a video on Jameis Winston playing with four broken vertebrae? I'm curious to hear how he is even able to throw a ball considering the rotation of the body neccessary to do so.

  • JohnJacob JingleHeimer-Schmidt

    Thank you for the insight. It's always helpful hearing from experts in their field. Keep up the great work, and hope this video trending at 1 helps educate more people on the needs for even more protection for athletes healthcare.

  • 3emkay
    3emkay 18 hours ago +2

    Thankyou for making this video, there’s a huge problem with player safety in almost every sport, not just football. People, especially team managers tend to put pressure on players to keep playing even if they’re at risk of serious injury, however player safety should always come first foremost.

    • John Swain
      John Swain 16 hours ago

      And most of the athletes are young, tough, and foolhardy - they need an objective person who cares about them to pull them out when needed, so I don't put this on Tua at all, but I'm disgusted by the Dolphins.

  • Keeping it real
    Keeping it real 12 hours ago +1

    Been with you awhile, super happy you got to the 1# spot in trending! Well deserved doc!

  • Michael Myers
    Michael Myers 19 hours ago +2

    As scary as it was to watch this happen and see his posturing now imagine the ugly awful noise he was making. If you've ever heard someone knocked out it's very very scary. Pray for this young man✝️

  • Jon A. Scholt
    Jon A. Scholt 20 hours ago +2

    Ten years ago before targeting you'd see WRs go over the middle, get blown up and come down with what we called "alligator arms"; it happened so often we came up with a name for it. I've always loved football but seeing that always made me very uneasy.
    As someone who had a several head injury when I was 11 (fractured skull, bruised brain and loss of hearing in one ear for 6 weeks because it filled with blood) I certainly sympathize with anyone like Tua who gets a serious head injury.
    Also, if you're wondering, I got my skull fracture in a pillow fight, no joke.

  • donovan bradford
    donovan bradford Day ago +143

    Very sad to see a young athlete like this not only get hurt but continually get hurt in majors way throughout out his career. I hope he is able to bounce back and be happy and healthy.

    • Hugh Glass
      Hugh Glass 18 hours ago +5

      Time to think about life after football

    • Captain Dipstick
      Captain Dipstick 23 hours ago

      He's Superman, he's a Mighty Morphin Power Ranger and it's morphin time MFER!!

    • Josh Darius
      Josh Darius Day ago +3

      Maybe a coaching career

  • Yallknowtk
    Yallknowtk 11 hours ago

    You’re the first person I thought of when I saw the Tua hit. Your break downs are always on point.

  • D D
    D D 13 hours ago +1

    Thanks Doc. Super clear and well presented. Question, were they wrong to put him on a flight the next morning given risk of haemorrhaging?

  • Tyko Marquer
    Tyko Marquer 22 hours ago +1

    I love how you deliver information so quickly and it is almost always true and yet you do it in such a respective manner

  • BigTuna9
    BigTuna9 16 hours ago +1

    Im with you and I hope the NFL does a thorough investigation into what went on from last week to last night. He should not of been playing and it was abundantly clear in the Buffalo game. To add something outside of this scenario... the rule change to not hit the QB as hard or land on them was always a worse move imo and hopefully they will take a look at it. Guys will wrap up and use all their momentum to throw them down to wherever they can , another player, a knee, a helmet, obviously the ground. Doubt anything will change, but its food for thought

  • bigkat650
    bigkat650 Day ago +390

    He was concussed last week, and this is a second concussion in 4 days. Handled terribly by the dolphins. Incredibly unfortunate, and my thoughts are with Tua. Get healthy brother.

    • Paul D.
      Paul D. 18 hours ago

      @Chum Bla lmao! The irony in your statement is lost on you I see. Try to do better than giving some random unknown name like it's you. I'm just going to ignore your benign comments.

    • Chum Bla
      Chum Bla 19 hours ago

      @Paul D. we on the same app, pro hooper sir. search the name Terrence Roderick. there's levels to everything, no where near Tua but if you understood what it takes to make it to turn pro in sports, your words would be entirely different. there's more to life than playing devil's advocate on youtube videos. you know that much I hope

    • Paul D.
      Paul D. 19 hours ago

      @Chum Bla "if you understood" lmao! You're no nfl player, you understand as much as I understand little one. Lmao! Y'all go on ahead, act on your feelings. It's hilarious.

    • Baltej Bains
      Baltej Bains Day ago +2

      if I'm tua I'm shutting it down for 2 months. Screw the dolphins.

    TI5QU4NTUM 22 hours ago +2

    I totally concur with you Dr.
    This is very upsetting... This could easily lead to epilepsy.

  • Matt VS
    Matt VS 16 hours ago +1

    Hope Tua is ok, and I'm glad to hear good reports about his condition. Second Impact Syndrome occurs when you still have symptoms from the first concussion and come back too early, right? Is there any indication that Tua still had symptoms from what appeared to be a concussion last week?

  • Pete Smith
    Pete Smith 18 hours ago +2

    I love the idea of instilling toughness in kids through football. But we know a lot now, and these injuries are bad. I think they happen way more often than you see.

  • Oscar Palacios-Flores
    Oscar Palacios-Flores 20 hours ago +2

    How do you feel about him being released and being able to fly back with the team last night?

  • Tru Dat
    Tru Dat Day ago +395

    I still can’t believe that the medical staff cleared him to play last week after the hit and then allowed him to play this week. I’m in shock.

    • SharkBait SH4RKB417
      SharkBait SH4RKB417 14 hours ago

      @Sarah Rogers just an L anyway

    • Sarah Rogers
      Sarah Rogers 14 hours ago

      I think they had to let him play on Thursday. Otherwise they would have been admitting, in the midst of an ongoing investigation, that they screwed up on Sunday.

    • LetsEat
      LetsEat 17 hours ago

      Still waiting for the video footage of him being forced to play…..

    • Carlos Juan Henriche
      Carlos Juan Henriche Day ago +2

      I expect to see suspensions from staff when the investigation cranks up. They almost got the kid killed.

    • SharkBait SH4RKB417
      SharkBait SH4RKB417 Day ago +1

      @RedMo46 yeah

  • Chris Tesch
    Chris Tesch 14 hours ago +2

    I hope he's OK :( I like Tua even though I don't support the Dolphins. Also hope he takes as much time away as needed. Football is certainly NOT more important than his quality of life after Football.

  • David colmenero
    David colmenero 17 hours ago +1

    Thank you so much doctor. We are so thankful for your medical theory input as always. We are so lucky you have by the sides of people in need.

  • Lauren Caulton
    Lauren Caulton 14 hours ago +1

    Thank you for this specific information. These head injuries are terrifying. The NFL has fooled us again with their "concussion protocol."

  • D Childress
    D Childress 17 hours ago +2

    The fall and posturing looked almost exactly like Donald Parham's injury. Hopefully he will be ok

  • ChevyStraightPipe
    ChevyStraightPipe Day ago +378

    I'm shocked that Tua was cleared for this game. Even if it was a "back" injury, 4 days seems really short recovery time for someone who was stumbling when getting up. I'm glad you made a quick video on this.

    • FutbolSkillz12
      FutbolSkillz12 23 hours ago

      @Deebrickashaw Last interesting, still know that there’s not 6 concussions every play or these dudes would
      be dead, it’d be like if boxers got concussed every punch. i’m also against youth contact football

    • FutbolSkillz12
      FutbolSkillz12 23 hours ago

      @Captain Nutsack maybe so but dozens of concussions is a stretch or they would all be getting second impact syndrome and cte would be much more common.

    • FutbolSkillz12
      FutbolSkillz12 23 hours ago

      @David - that makes sense tho it’s harder to hide it when ur playing a professional sport

    • Deebrickashaw Last
      Deebrickashaw Last Day ago

      @FutbolSkillz12 I do, I played Highschool football while concused many times. What the public doesn't realize, you run plays over and over in practice, it becomes engrained in what I would guess is a more rudimentary part of the brain, the same place where tying your shoes and pulling your pants down to piss resides. In other words, you can play Football, Box, fight in MMA while completly concussed and out of your mind ( probably the same gene that allows blackout drunks to keep walking around) I had one of my best games as a running back in HS when I recieved a massive concussion in the first quarter; for the rest of the game it was like I was on acid, I saw flashes of color and basically fireworks visually, whenever I took a decent hit or turned my head to fast, but I knew where to go every play just on instinct. If you asked me what 2+2 was, I probably couldn't answer. The amount of training these athletes put in, is to the point that they're bodies can go on on auto pilot and still perform at peak level. The same thing Navy Seals and special ops military train for.
      As crazy as it might sound, there are some humans, that under the right circumstsnces (war or a football game etc) operate better in that state, because most of your normal faculties are disabled, like fear or self preservation.

    • Captain Nutsack
      Captain Nutsack Day ago

      @FutbolSkillz12 Nah man, you can get a concussion and not have outwardly visible symptoms. Honestly the dude is right, there are probably dozens of concussions in every NFL game that go totally undetected. Are they earth-shattering ones where they lose consciousness? Not even close, but I still agree with him.

  • MirariMProductions
    MirariMProductions 23 hours ago

    Thanks Doc. Always informative and well explained for us non medically educated watchers.

  • Robert Swinda
    Robert Swinda 19 hours ago +3

    4 days after a concussion then this had to happen. A brain can’t have continuous head trauma like this in such a short period , he needs a full recovery even he has to take 4 weeks off. Health is more important then winning and satisfying your fans. Prayers go out for this phenomenal athlete ❤

    • Steve Gold
      Steve Gold 16 hours ago

      8 weeks minimum if there smart, which they arent

  • 98erics
    98erics 11 hours ago +1

    I've survived both a traumatic brain injury and brain cancer. I saw the "back" injury last week and knew exactly what happened. I fell off of my skateboard in 2006 and my head did the same thing. I got up and tried to walk it off but my body wasn't having it. The doctors saved my life by recognizing the severity of the injury and had me in surgery within an hour. Granted mine was a bit more severe but the fact that the nfl did not recognize the painfully obvious brain trauma in that first tackle is enraging. I really hope Tua is alright. God is good.

  • Debora Miller
    Debora Miller 17 hours ago +2

    OMG! This is horrible! Praying this young man have a full recovery in Jesus name

    HIT*STICK*STEPPER Day ago +484

    The fact that Tua just had a concussion 4 days ago and now this 2nd head injury during this game made it really that much more severe than normal...he may never fully recover from this head injury... prayers up for TUA🙏🏽

    • Frybread King
      Frybread King 19 hours ago

      @Brad Divens Yep

    • Beren Brechtel
      Beren Brechtel 21 hour ago

      @Makai Maukaprayers for tua,, I'm curious about this comment can you tell me more. (My opinion on this)you can't really judge an intent to harm tackle. Unless it's crazy blatant. I look back earlier in this game and see a low hit called on the bengals for a 15yard penalty. When watching the replay closely we can see the defender trting to tackle Tue and losing his footing causing Tue to be hit low. (Total accident) then we get to the play with this serious injury and I can't say that it was anything more than an aggressive tackle. 340lb has some weight behind his tackles and he's paid to tackle qbs. Then lets put ourselves in the defenders position when it happens. He's thinking I have contract bonuses I can hit for x amount of sacks (this is the mindset for alot of players) so when it happens he's just thinking get him to the ground as fast as possible. You know what I mean here right? Like what bonuse does he get to hold the quarterback upright anylonger than nessesary when every game a qb gets 1 away last second. I'm just seeing if there's a Solution to this obviously we can't make American Football 2 hand touch or flag football. There's other leagues for that. My opinion is as sad as this is I don't think it can be avoided it comes with the sport

    • Brad Divens
      Brad Divens 21 hour ago +1

      @Frybread King Like when Shazier's career ended.

    • Brad Divens
      Brad Divens 21 hour ago

      @Jon Spengler Maybe that too, but he reached up towards his head and even shook his head noticeably after his fall this past Sunday.

  • joe bing
    joe bing 13 hours ago +1

    Doc, I rocked my head at an ice rink and my arms did the same thing. It took over a month to get fully back to normal. At least I felt normal but I don’t think I was fully normal. The Doc’s allowing him to play I think is insane. After what happened the week before when he couldn’t really get up without falling. I hope this kid recovers but I wouldn’t allow him to play for at least a month. I’m 42 so I don’t heal like he does but he still needs some time to recover before playing again.

  • MD
    MD 17 hours ago +2

    Great video man. I can only imagine his response to the first concussion was that I'm fine, and they didn't push him to play. Athlete safety starts with personal responsibility.

  • MrYawwwn
    MrYawwwn 10 hours ago

    Man I hope he recovers…. The dolphins need to give him time. This is pathetic on their end. Risking a young dudes future like that is ridiculous.

  • Jacob Tai
    Jacob Tai 10 hours ago +1

    Hey Brian I have a question. So is he like asleep so he can’t see anything or feel anything, or is he awake but like kind of paralyzed so he really move? Thank you so much for these videos!!!


    Thanks Doc for the in-game medical opinion and rationale of the event. I pray Tua’s injury is not as severe as we witnessed. The NFLPA should immediately come out with a public statement of condemnation! The Dolphins medical staff, and whoever coddled Tua in allowing him to return to the field, must be held accountable for these errors. Player’s safety should always be foremost in medical decisions, not player availability.

    • Chris
      Chris 13 hours ago

      @1320 Jedi that doesn’t make any sense….. I just explained. Why would Tua tell them he had a concussion lmao? You’re not in the right frame of mind after a bad concussion, to tell everyone that you aren’t playing. There is a reason the doctors are there to protect them.

    • John Swain
      John Swain 16 hours ago

      I'm not convinced was all accidental. How does the medical staff fail to see what was obvious to everyone? Seems likely to me that this was a cover-up, because they didn't want to go without Tua for even a single game.

    • 1320 Jedi
      1320 Jedi 22 hours ago

      @Chris Tony G literally said “I know we shouldn’t say it. But tua came up to us and stuck to the script and told us he had a back injury” Tua is a grown man and can make his own decisions. If he “stuck to the script” 4 days after the injury that’s on him too. But that’s if you really need to point fingers instead of just chalking this up as a classic instance of a football player having bad luck.

    • Chris
      Chris 23 hours ago

      @1320 Jedi no, Tua cannot be blamed. The whole point of the independent medical team is that it’s to protect players and coaches. He had a head injury, he’s not exactly in the right kind to make that decision for himself, especially with all the pressure on him. He gets paid millions of dollars, and has been told by everyone this year that it’s a, “prove it” year for him. Knowing that, coupled with the added impulsiveness of someone with a concussion, you cannot put ANY blame on Tua. The fault is on the doctors, and the team who decided he was okay to send back out there.

    • Tom Foolery
      Tom Foolery Day ago

      @Kenneth Bailey the onus is on the coaches to teach players how to better avoid injury. It’s also up to them wether or not to play an injured player. As the older, wiser individuals they should not have let Trey back on the field last week nor this week. Who cares what the kid has to say about it? Players would play on broken limbs if they could. They knew damned well and now they’re paying for it, but not as much as Tua is going to later on.

  • R Soliai
    R Soliai 21 hour ago +2

    Lower back injury my a**! His team physician, coach etc. are more concerned with winning than with Tua's health and long term well-being...unbelievable! Great job Doc!

  • deviin69
    deviin69 18 hours ago +2

    Miami dolphin medical staff needs to be held accountable. Prayers up to Tua

  • Chris Brown
    Chris Brown 20 hours ago +2

    That was disturbing and when I saw it live I couldn’t help but to think about his injury last week.

  • david graham
    david graham 18 hours ago +24

    Sidney Crosby of the Pittsburgh Penguins suffered 2 concussions within 4 days of each other in 2010 and ultimately didn't return to playing again until well into the 2011 season (he also just suffered another concussion in practice for this upcoming season). He admits that he still has occasional headaches and memory lapses. If professional sports (including the NFL) don't do something to develop and improve head protection the game could be threatened.

    • Axel D. Starr
      Axel D. Starr 11 hours ago

      @Yoseman1 MLS will replace it for Super Bowl lol

    • Yoseman1
      Yoseman1 15 hours ago +1

      The NFL is going to be gone by 2050. And good riddance...

  • L.A. BOY
    L.A. BOY Day ago +354

    Just the fact that they let him go back out there just 4 days after the first head injury is shocking. Sure he cleared protocol, but the logical thinking would be to not risk something like this happening again right away. Hopefully he's okay. 🙏

    • Katherine Berger
      Katherine Berger 15 hours ago

      @Is That You Gordon?! Pushing through adversity is what EVERY athlete does, from park pickleballer to professional football player.

    • Katherine Berger
      Katherine Berger 15 hours ago

      He didn't clear protocol - they didn't put him IN protocol in the first place because he was like "Oh, I'm ok."
      NARRATOR: He was not, in fact, ok.

    • Knockout Artist #stoppage
      Knockout Artist #stoppage 15 hours ago

      @itomba yea you went from pivoting to just trying to insult..you lost

    • itomba
      itomba 16 hours ago

      @Knockout Artist #stoppage Seek help for you CTE my friend.

    • Knockout Artist #stoppage
      Knockout Artist #stoppage 16 hours ago

      @itomba lol such a tryhard. Don't play dr know it all now when you said nothing before ..but I'm the ridiculous one

  • Mark Bataitis
    Mark Bataitis 20 hours ago +2

    I can envisage the team and/or management being heavily fined for misdiagnosing or putting Tua out there again too soon, which resulted in his getting injured AGAIN. Thank you, Doctor, for continuing to speak for the athletes in perpetuating concussion awareness in sports.

    • John Swain
      John Swain 16 hours ago

      I hope so. If they make the Dolphins concede the remainder of the season, that would be fine by me. In fact, I'd like to see everyone involved with this fired and permanently banned from the NFL, including the head coach.

  • TakeNote
    TakeNote 20 hours ago +1

    Prayers got out to Tua & his family. Also, the families in the state of Florida & Carolinas

  • superricky13
    superricky13 17 hours ago +2

    How you don't look out for the long-term health of a qb on a rookie contract is beyond me! That back brace didn't allow him to move at all it seemed which just made it more horrible.

  • Krideezy
    Krideezy 23 hours ago +2

    God this was fucking heart breaking as a football fan. Heart out to Tua.

  • Ahn Nguyen
    Ahn Nguyen Day ago +32

    I remember Sidney Crosby missing so many games after his concussions. They should have treated Tua with the same care. I get he wants to play and they feel like he gives them the best chance to win but I rather have a long career than a short one. I rather be able to live a normal life after the game than live a short one with a bunch of health and brain issues. I hope he recovers.

  • Andrew Tait
    Andrew Tait 21 hour ago +2

    that first concussion he got is so similar to one i got playing rugby at school, i felt fine after it, a bit sparked but nothing serious, felt like i could have done sport the next day. my coaches etc wouldnt let me play for another 2 weeks. i now thank them

  • Kerry Howard
    Kerry Howard 14 hours ago +1

    Hey Doc, I just wanted to say I think it's awesome that you are I'm assuming working on such head injuries in football. Thank u bro!

  • James Hughes
    James Hughes 19 hours ago +1

    I am a huge Tua fan. He played for Alabama, RTR, and was outstanding. I don't watch the NFL games but do watch a little of Alabama players in the NFL. Tua is so fun to watch. He is one of the best quarterbacks I have ever seen. My most sincere thoughts and prayers are with him and his family as he makes his recovery. God speed Tua. Alabama Loves You. ❤❤❤❤❤🏈🏈🏈🏈🏈

  • Daryl Johnson
    Daryl Johnson 16 hours ago

    I'm a youth hockey coach with no medical training and I still knew, instantly, that the week 3 hit was a concussion. You could Google a list of concussion symptoms, look at the film, and say with certainty that Tua had a concussion after that hit. Anyone with medical training that said he passed a concussion protocol was lying their a$s off and they should be fired for allowing him back on the field. That could have been fatal last night, it's absurd that they let him play five days after a hit like that. Fire everyone involved in that decision.

  • MisoCriallo
    MisoCriallo Day ago +70

    Dr. Sutterer, you're a gift to the game and sports fans everywhere. Here is to Tua's health 🙏

  • Josh Holbrook
    Josh Holbrook 17 hours ago +1

    Great break down doc !! I personally feel like Tua shouldn't have been out on that field so early he should have sat out even if it was a "back" issue which we all can agree it didnt look like one esp the way he grabbed for his head an tried to shake the stars away ive been there I know that feeling an i dont believe it was a back injury with the first hit !!! I hope an pray Tua is going to be ok!

  • Richard Cattafesta
    Richard Cattafesta 19 hours ago +1

    Very helpful to understand what happened. Best to Tua.

  • Bo Morris
    Bo Morris 12 hours ago +1

    Tua was released the same night, AND flew home with the team. There is absolutely NO WAY the hospital had time to accurately evaluate him, test him, and discharge him.

    • Ryan Moore
      Ryan Moore 12 hours ago

      The dolphins are gonna go to court for this

  • Chuckles the Red
    Chuckles the Red 14 hours ago +1

    I once had a fight with a tree and the tree won. It took me almost 5 years to recover. However, prior to this accident I was a fairly intelligent human, but now I have moments of brain lock-up and cannot think clearly. I hope Tua heals well.

  • David A
    David A Day ago +287

    Exactly what I was looking for. A doctors insight on this awful injury. Prayers for tua

    • Kevin Athans
      Kevin Athans Day ago

      @istompkidsforfun 11 You tell me. You think turf needs to be banned?

    • Teyae T
      Teyae T Day ago

      🙏🙏Blessings forever
      GOD loves y'all too forever tell everyone you know and don't know. Jesus loves y'all too forever. Teach everyone how to see and enjoy their blessings too foreverq

    • istompkidsforfun 11
      istompkidsforfun 11 Day ago

      @Kevin Athans what’s the difference

    • Kevin Athans
      Kevin Athans Day ago

      @Luis López I don't think turf is the issue.

  • Katherine Berger
    Katherine Berger 16 hours ago +2

    As an athlete, what happened to Tua last night populates my nightmares.