‘Concussion’ Dr. Bennet Omalu thinks Tua Tagovailoa Should Retire, Says He Suffered ‘Permanent Brain Damage’

Last Thursday, Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered a scary concussion that left him motionless on the field in Cincinnati.

Tagovailoa was transported to the hospital, where he was diagnosed with a concussion. He was cleared to fly back home with the Dolphins and didn’t suffer any more injuries.

Despite that, Dr. Bennet Omalu, who’s inspired the film ‘Concussion’ where he was played by Will Smith, thinks it’s too dangerous for Tua to keep playing.

From TMZ:


“If you love your life,” Omalu said in a message to the Miami star, “if you love your family, you love your kids — if you have kids — it’s time to gallantly walk away. Go find something else to do.”

“Tua, my brother. I love you,” Omalu said. “I love you as much as I love my son. Stop playing. Stop. Hang your helmet and gallantly walk away. He should stop,” the doctor said. “Sometimes money is not more valuable than human life. $20 billion is not worth more than your brain.”

Omalu went on to say that he believes Tua suffered “permanent brain damage.”

Tagovailoa told reporters that he was feeling well after taking a few days to recover. Earlier this week, Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniel announced that Tua will not play against the New York Jets this weekend.