The Don wrote:
II’m so tired of the Twitter fan boys running around all the time saying “He’s fine, he shoudl play.”
“Nothing wrong with him, he’s good to go.” “I can’t wait to have him back, he’s fine.”
The kid is 24 and has suffered, what I would assume to be at minimum some sort of brain injury. You dont get knocked out like he did, basically paralyzed, without some damage. End of story. How long it took him to regain it or if it did permanent damage, I’m not a Brian doctor. But, being around martial arts as long as I have, there’s no doubt in my mind that being knocked out like that leaves lasting effects. It’s not good for you. Plenty of science to prove that, and it’s why I no longer spar to hard contact / full contact.
The kid is 24, if e wants to play, it’s his decision. If he wants to retire and focus on his life and health, I respect that. But Dolphins fans just ignoring the fact he was laid out in what looked to be one of the worst situations in football in a while, shoudlnl’T be so quick to tell people what they think he shoudl be doing.
If I were him, I’d be having to take a really hard look at what my figure would be like if I took another shot in the head.
So, others should stop saying what they think Tua should do while on the other hand you think he should ... ? : )
1. Not sure where I said “people should stop posting”, I said I was tired of reading the one sided story of “He should play without consideration for his health.” That’s the fan boy part.
2. If you continue to read, you’ll notice I said if he decides to play, I’ll respect that, if he chose to stop playing, I’ll respect that too. So…. Yeah.
3. Science is really clear about brain damage, taking shots to the noggin isn’t good for you, in any sport. It’s even been studied taking shots to the chest area, still impacts your brain… so yeah… I will stand on the idea that I would support him either way. Which is what I said in my original post.
4. The I went on to say, and I’ll say it again, if I were him, I’d have to take a hard look at what the future of my heal would be, if I took another shot like he did.
You’re entitled to say “I’m tired of reading people say he shoudn’t play”, but I dind’t tell anyone to not say what they wanted, just said I’m tired of reading the one narrative from fan boys.