I don't want to see Tua Tagovilla on the football field. I'd like you to let me know if you're retiring soon after all this turmoil. And with his loving, growing family by his side, I hope he says something along the lines of wanting to see his little boy grow up and live happily ever after in Hawaii, just as he promised his grandfather. .
In the continuation of the horror scenes we've seen over the last four years, I'd prefer the option of Tua walking away. As a college quarterback, his hip was dislocated and his nose was bloody and broken. He hit the back of his head on the turf and stumbled on shaky legs as a starter for the Miami Dolphins this season. Then, exactly four days later, his brain and body responded to another brutal beating, his fingers twisting and turning gracefully.
He is only 24 years old, but he should leave the game when he can. With that, we think most of us agree, wishing Tuan all the best and trusting that we know what's best for her.
Your Tagovailoa got another concussion. The NFL and NFLPA will consider it.
Then, from our keyboards, we broadcast our diagnosis of his recent head injury and our plans for the future. The words "Toa" and "retirement" are popular on Twitter. Television studio analysts hinted at the latest next moves for the Dolphins and Tagovailoa, selected with the fifth overall pick in the 2020 draft. This week, former NFL player Emmanuel Acho tried to speak directly to Tagovailoa on a Fox Sports sermon. . one.
“Yours, you are the only one living inside yourself,” Acho said. "Your health can't be more important to us than you. Your friends can't do it. Your family can't do it. The NFL can't, and neither can your team. I'm writing to you to make your health, safety and well-being a priority."
The debate over Tagovailoa's health is another reminder of the exchange between the athlete on the stage and the cheerleader in bed. We invest our time, money and passion into the games we love and the people who play them, and in return we feel a sense of ownership. Our opinion dictates.
On Sunday, everyone questions the trainer as an expert heading into the fourth run, then ruffles feathers when he doesn't. On the second day of every week, we make sure our voices are heard in matters off the field and in other people's lives as well.
Our mission is to inform athletes about their behavior. How to tweet or how to leave, how to celebrate or how to complain. But even if the most powerful pressure comes from a pure place, for example, from the desire to protect a young man who recently gave birth to a child from his wife, this does not make morality difficult.
When it comes to Tua's personal impact on her body and career, our opinion counts and we know what's best for her. but why? We'd rather not feel that discomfort again because we lost and enjoyed our conversation when the Buffalo Bills quarterback dropped Tagovailo like a stuffed toy. Or why we post a few tweets about a neurologist's medical history or read a few lines in an article about a head injury and now feel we have enough information to share our medical experience.
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The problem is that we are right. Tagovailoa's future is more important than the Dolphins' playoff hopes. And despite the lack of medical education, the general public knows enough about the secrets and dangers of concussions and how many head injuries can lead to long-term problems. But if Tagovailo, who won't play Sunday against the New England Patriots, decides to rest this week, then break his career record and return to center this season, we may be relieved, but we still have to respect his decision. .
Football is still a violent sport played by volunteers. Tagovailoa is one of the millions who have reached out and participated in the sport. And keep coming back.
In the November 2019 documentary Tua, he casually recalled the injury he suffered while defending the Alabama star. Although Bama led by 28 points, Tagovailoa was still on the field in the third quarter against Mississippi State when he was forced out of the pocket and tackled by two players.
“I couldn't understand what was going on. "I don't think I can remember what happened at the time because my body was so shocked," Tagovailoa said.
Since then, he has become one of the best young quarterbacks in the NFL. We've seen him grow this year, leaving aside the brain trainer and athletic receivers in his ear. But we have also seen beatings. So much so that Tagovailoa turned into the face of the worried and stunned NFL Shakers. Every time he goes out and scores another goal, we wonder why he is playing.
I don't want Tua Tagovailoa to play football again. It will be good if he decides to live a happy and healthy life without any head injury. But I try to remind myself that his professional autonomy is more important than my opinion. I hope Tua goes her own way, she should be allowed to go her own way.