Again Thursday night football game, another head injury. Last week, Dolphins quadback Tagovailoa to be crash into the field and was diagnosed with a concussion. Last night’s third play from the script saw the Colts running against Nyheim Hines suffer a similarly unfortunate fate. Hines has hit an NFL-standard routine. When he was helped to put his leg, his leg came out. Initially, Hines couldn’t stand on her own, that’s an important stat of engine instability.
Hines finally went to the dressing room under her own power but was quickly ruled out for the remainder of Thursday’s reporting session against the Broncos with a concussion. Last night’s incident was similar to the first of two head injuries that Tagovailoa suffered in a five-day period. The Dolphins’ quarterback showed similar symptoms to the Bills in Week 3 to Hines’ tripping nature in Denver. NFL allowed Tua to return to that game after removing concussion protocol, currently under investigation. Hines started instead Jonathan Taylor is injured.
Head injuries are inevitable in football. Prevent expansion and further damages as they happen is why Tagovailoa’s case has become the focus of the NFL season. Hines’ helplessness evoked flashbacks of Tassel seven days earlier. Epidemics of concussion, CTE and head trauma will talked about in every game until big changes happen, like this is a weekly number in the NFL.
As of Friday morning, Colts,nor the NFL, yes officially implemented a statement on the severity of Hines’ injury in addition to the fact that he missed much of Thursday’s game because of the concussion. Tagovailoa has has been excluded in Miami’s game this week against the Jets. His return schedule is also unknown a week after his confirmed concussion. If the NFL is looking to keep its investigation into Tagovailoa’s return to the field quiet, Hines’ head injury further ensures it won’t be forgotten.