What did Tom Brady say about Tua Tagovailoa’s injury and concussions in the NFL?
As conversation intensifies about the Dolphins’ Tua Tagovailoa and his concussion, the Bucs superstar QB is the latest to weigh in on the situation.
The Bucs’ star weighed in on the issue of concussions in the game, following the disturbing injury that was suffered by the Dolphins quarterback last week.
Tom Brady had thoughts on Tua Tagovailos’s injury
If you happened to see the Miami Dolphins Thursday Night Football game against the Cincinnati Bengals, then you definitely couldn’t have forgotten the moment, when quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered a horrific concussion after a heavy tackle. Indeed, Tagovailoa’s head injury sparked widespread debate about head injuries in the league and how they are dealt with. From fans to coaches and now players, many weighed in on the issue of concussions in a sport that is full contact.
What did Tom Brady say about Tua Tagovailoa’s injury?
When considering the words of the seven-time Super Bowl champion, it’s clear that his view is simply that there are inherent risks in playing football and one has to deal with it. Speaking on a recent episode of his ‘Let’s Go’ podcast. Interestingly, Brady acknowledged that there is indeed a danger in full contact sports, however, athletes must acknowledge that there are steps they can take to both prevent and recover from injury. “I think concussions are a part of contact sports,” Brady said. “I watch boxing and I watch UFC. People are knocked out quite a bit. That’s part of playing these very physical sports,” Brady said. “All of them come with risks associated with it. And I think when you’re an athlete that chooses to do that you gotta understand that’s part of it, just like you can injure other parts of your body as well.”
“My view has always been an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. To do your best to really try to be proactive with your health and to make sure that when you do get injured you can recover as quickly as possible and get your body in the best position possible to give it the best nutrients as possible to deal with whatever trauma you come into contact with.”
What’s the situation with Tua Tagovailoa?
To be clear, while the Buccaneers star may have his views, there is still due diligence to be performed. The NFL and NFLPA are currently investigating the handling of Tagovailoa’s injury, in light of the fact that he returned from what seemed to be a head injury against Buffalo Bills in Week 3 - a week before the injury that is now under scrutiny. Was it the right decision to allow him to continue against the Bills? Would we be having this conversation now if he hadn’t? Is Brady’s view wide of the mark? Regardless of where you stand, this situation appears to be the definition of ‘between a rock and a hard place.’