NFL players begged Amazon to stop airing replay of the injury that forced Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa to be stretchered off the field in Week 4.
The Thursday Night Football game between the Miami Dolphins and Cincinnati Bengals took a pause for serious and terrifying matters.
Quarterback Tua Tagovailoa was brought down to the ground on a play, where his head and back hit the turf. Tagovailoa lay motionless, as he was attended to by training staff, where he was eventually placed on a stretcher and taken off the field.
As Tagovailoa was being treated, however, Amazon Prime kept showing replays of the injury. Current NFL players and those no longer playing, took to Twitter imploring the broadcast to stop showing replays of the injury and Tagovailoa in the position that he was in.
Some players who reacted include Arizona Cardinals defensive end JJ Watt, whose message was retweeted by Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes.
NFL players implore NFL to stop showing replay of Tua Tagovailoa injury
The Dolphins announced that Tagovailoa was ruled out for the remainder of the game due to head and neck injuries. The team also announced that he is being transported to a local hospital, where he is conscious, and has movement in all his extremities.
NFL Network’s Cameron Wolfe tweeted out that Tagovailoa was being transported to the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, which is also a trauma center.
Update: On the Amazon broadcast, sideline reporter Kaylee Hartung announced that Tagovailoa is expected be discharged from the hospital and travel back to Miami with the team.