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NFL Concussion Protocol Under Scrutiny as Star Players Suffer Brain Injuries

HeadlineOct 07, 2022

The National Football League is once again facing scrutiny over its policy on traumatic brain injuries and concussions, following a series of high-profile head injuries this season. On Thursday evening, Indianapolis Colts running back Nyheim Hines was pulled from a game against the Denver Broncos after he struggled to get to his feet after he was struck in the head. This comes after Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered a horrifying concussion in a game against the Cincinnati Bengals in September. This week, the neuropathologist Dr. Bennet Omalu, whose work was depicted in the 2015 film “Concussion,” said the 24-year-old star should retire from football.

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