Broglio discusses concussions in multiple media outlets
October 13, 2022
Center Director Dr. Steve Broglio was interviewed by multiple media outlets in regard to various issues surrounding concussions.
He spoke with CNN, Yahoo, and the Washington Post, and Fox News following the Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s concussion during their game against the Cincinnati Bengals on 9/29. Tagovailoa was carted off the field, taken to a local hospital for evaluation, and released later that evening. This was the second incident that week of Tagovailoa suffering a blow to the head. On Sunday, 9/25, Tagovailoa’s head hit the field following a shove during the second quarter of the Dolphins’ game against the Buffalo Bills. Tagovailoa got up from that hit and shook his head before stumbling. He eventually cleared the NFL’s concussion protocol at halftime and played the second half.
Broglio discussed second impact syndrome in the CNN article “Two concussions don’t always add up to second impact syndrome.” He indicated to Yahoo Sports in the article “Tua Tagovailoa concussion controversy: Some neurologists aren’t quick to point accusatory finger at Dolphins” that concussion care can often involve more than what the audience can see on television. Finally, he explained why concussions should be recognized as serious brain injuries in the Washington Post article “It’s never ‘just’ a concussion. Your brain is injured.” Finally, he reiterated with Fox News in the article “Concussion controversy: Traumatic brain injury gets more attention after NFL player incident” that any athlete who is suspected of having a concussion should be removed from play until they are “evaluated by a licensed medical professional.”
Additionally, Broglio was featured in an Oakland Press story highlighting the decline in youth sport concussions around the state of Michigan following efforts to increase concussion education and awareness.
“I do think there has been a huge shift in the culture amongst players, coaches, and athletic departments in regards to taking concussions much more seriously,” Broglio said in the article. “That’s not to say anybody was intentionally doing harmful things 20 years ago. We just didn’t understand the severity of the injury back then. There has been a huge leap forward on the education side.”
Read “Michigan seeing youth sport concussions decline as laws around education strengthen” here.