The different quarterback on the subject when Tua Tagovailoa of the Dolphins suffered a concussion, Bengals passer Joe Burrow, acknowledged that head trauma is an element of skilled soccer and even indicated that he has had total halves of video games erased from his reminiscence.
In an look on the “Colin Cowherd Podcast” that printed Wednesday, Burrow, 25, expounded on his private expertise with concussions, saying he has sustained at the least one.
“It’s laborious to say,” Burrow mentioned when requested what it felt like. “You begin to ring a little bit bit. I’ve by no means had any lasting results from a concussion. I’ve been hit and forgotten the rest of the sport earlier than. That has occurred a pair of instances. But I’ve by no means had one the place I’ve complications for per week or the place I’ve signs the place I’ve complications for like per week.
“I’ve had some (hits) the place I do not bear in mind the second half or I do not bear in mind the total sport or I do know I received a little bit dizzy at one level. But nothing long-lasting.”
Burrow mentioned he suspects “all people has (had a concussion) that performs this sport.”
Tagovailoa sustained his head harm throughout Thursday night time’s 27-15 Bengals victory and got here simply 4 days after he could have suffered one other, in a 21-19 Dolphins victory in opposition to the Bills. In that sport, Tagovailoa was introduced down and stumbled as he received as much as method the offensive huddle for the subsequent play. Tagovailoa was checked for a concussion however handed protocol and was re-inserted into the sport. After the sport, Tagovailoa and the Dolphins cited a again harm for his instability that induced him to stumble.
Then, throughout the second quarter of the Bengals sport, Tagovailoa was as soon as once more introduced down and had his helmet bounce off the subject. He was taken to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center however was launched later that night time and flew again with the staff to Miami.
The NFL Players Association opened an investigation to look into Miami’s dealing with of Tagovailoa’s harm. On Saturday, with the report nonetheless not finalized, the union fired the unaffiliated neurotrauma advisor who was concerned in the matter.
“You could make all the guidelines you need to make the sport as protected as you probably can however there’s an inherent threat and hazard with the sport of soccer,” Burrow mentioned. “You have 300-pound males working 20 miles an hour making an attempt to take your head off whilst you’re standing nonetheless, making an attempt to disregard it and discover receivers which are open and then typically you need to go run to strive and get a primary down … It’s half of the sport, I believe. Part of what we signed up for.
“You’re going to have head accidents. You’re going to tear your ACL. You’re going to interrupt your arm. That’s the sport that we play. That’s the life that we reside. And we receives a commission handsomely for it. I believe going into each sport, we all know what we’re getting ourselves into.”
Tagovailoa’s harm occurred simply earlier than halftime, leading to a prolonged stoppage as medical workers handled him.
“I imply, it is scary,” Burrow mentioned. “Everybody is aware of the career that we do, it is a harmful sport and that is all the time a chance. And when it occurs, you collectively maintain your breath.”
Burrow accomplished 20-of-31 passes in the victory for 287 yards and 2 touchdowns.
On Monday, Dolphins coach Mike McDaniel dominated Tagovailoa out for Miami’s Week 5 sport in opposition to the New York Jets.
This article initially appeared on USA TODAY: Bengals’ Joe Burrow admits he has forgotten total halves after hits