“We Athletes Have Been Educated So Poorly”: Tom Brady Distraught Over Tua Tagovailoa Concussion Incident Shining Light on Poor Treatment of NFL Stars

Published 10/05/2022, 12:30 PM EDT
Oct 2, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts after he was sacked and fumbled the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports | Reuters

After a harrowing incident with the leading quarterback of the Miami Dolphins, Tom Brady shared his worries regarding the life-endangering injuries that NFL athletes sustain. Investigation into Tua Tagovailoa’s concerning injuries started.

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The starting QB staggered while in the game against the Buffalo Bills. It looked like a head injury. But attention rose when the 24-year-old hit his head on the field, following a sack against the Cincinnati Bengals.

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Many tensed fans and former NFL athletes raised concerns over the possible concussion injury that Tua suffered. An investigation into his gruesome injury is ongoing. Therefore, the QB will not play against the New York Jets on October 9.

Understandably, such news got reactions from many people. On his weekly podcast, Let’s Go! Tom Brady discussed his loss against the Kansas City Chiefs. Also, talked about the excruciating injury.

He said, “I think we athletes have been educated so poorly. And the people are educated poorly because there’s a system that’s in place that makes a lot of money from things when they go wrong. That’s the reality of life.” Brady then put forward the idea of focusing on preventing injuries before they happen.

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When asked whether the NFL’s concussion regulations should change and what more athletes should do to safeguard themselves from the frequently brutal roughness of contact sports, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback remained silent. Many ask for the young QB of the Dolphins to retire from the sport altogether.

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Tom Brady on how preventing injuries could solve problems

Tom Brady plays his 23rd season in the league with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brady thinks that playing a professional sport like football or wrestling, for instance, comes with concussions and other ailments.

Sep 25, 2022; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) drops back to pass against the Green Bay Packers in the second quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports | Reuters

He continues by saying that rather than attempting entirely to eradicate the medical problem at this point, the league has to better prepare its players for the repercussions of a concussion.

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Neha Joshi

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Neha Joshi is an NFL writer at Essentially Sports. She is currently pursuing her postgraduate degree in English Literature from R.D National College, Mumbai and has also previously worked as a Graduate Intern at Jacobs.

Edited By: Deepika Bhaduri

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