‘You are going to have head accidents… that is the sport we play’: Bengals QB Joe Burrow says concussions are half and parcel of being an NFL participant – after Tua Tagovailoa suffered a critical concussion in opposition to his workforce
NFL gamers know what they’ve signed up for and so they know the dangers of taking part in the sport, particularly in talent positions. Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow basically agreed with that assertion in his weekly podcast look.
Talking on The Colin Cowherd Podcast, Burrow stated gamers are knowledgeable of the hazards of being a participant – particularly in talent positions like quarterback. This comes after Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered a attainable second concussion in opposition to his Bengals workforce final Thursday night time.
‘You are going to have head accidents,’ Burrow instructed the podcast. ‘You are going to tear your ACL. You are going to break your arm.
‘That is the sport that we play. That is the life that we dwell. And we receives a commission handsomely for it. I believe going into each sport, we all know what we’re getting ourselves into.’
Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow says accidents – like concussions – are a part of the sport
Final Thursday in opposition to Burrow’s Bengals, Miami QB Tua Tagovailoa suffered a nasty concussion
‘You may have 300-pound males operating 20 miles an hour attempting to take your head off when you’re standing nonetheless, attempting to disregard it and discover receivers which are open.’
Tagovailoa suffered a concussion final Thursday in Cincinnati, requiring him to be rushed to the hospital. Tua remains to be in concussion protocol and will not play this Sunday in opposition to the New York Jets.
Only a few days earlier than that, when the Dolphins and Payments performed on September twenty fifth, Tagovailoa was seen stumbling on the sector and being helped off it right into a medical tent then to the locker room to be evaluated for a concussion. Tua was then despatched again out onto the sector, the place he performed the remainder of the sport that his Dolphins received 21-19.
The choice to ship Tagovailoa again out onto the sector is below immense scrutiny. An unbiased neurological professional has been fired by the NFL Gamers Affiliation after he stated Tua was good to return into the sport.
Simply 4 days earlier than the Bengals sport, Tagovailoa was taken out in opposition to the Payments to be checked for a concussion. The NFLPA is investigating this test and the way Tua was allowed to play once more.
NFLPA officers are nonetheless conducting an investigation into how Miami dealt with the concussion protocol set out by the league.
Burrow does not exclude himself from the listing of quarterbacks who’ve suffered concussions, however to not the diploma Tagovailoa is presently going by.
‘I’ve had some the place I do not bear in mind the second half or I do not bear in mind the complete sport or I do know I acquired a bit of dizzy at one level,’ Burrow instructed ‘However nothing long-lasting.’
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Burrow says he is suffered hits the place he will not, ‘bear in mind the second half.. or the complete sport’