The NFL and NFLPA had agreed last weekend.......

....to parameters of updated concussion protocols that will rule out players who exhibit gross motor instability........

………..regardless of any possible contributing factors, such as with Tua Tagovailoa in the Dolphins' Week 3 game against the Bills.

The NFL said in its statement.

"As we have discussed with the NFLPA, we agree that changes to the join NFL-NFLPA protocols……

….. are necessary to further enhance player safety,"

"We have already spoken to members of the NFL Head, Neck and Spine Committee and the leadership of the Unaffiliated…

………Neurotrauma Consultants and Independent Certified Athletic Trainers who serve as spotters to discuss these likely changes."

What is concussion protocol?

1-2 day period of rest followed by progressive increases in activity.

What are the 3 R's of a concussion?

R's: recognize, report, and recover.