Last week an NFL player suffered yet another head injury just days after being injured in a previous game.

The NFL is reviewing safety guidelines and is expected to update its concussion protocols. 21 News spoke with medical professionals and local coaches about what went wrong in regards to that situation and if anything can be improved to benefit the safety of players.

"If we diagnose someone with a concussion, our main goal is to make sure we get 100% back to normal before we're releasing them back out," said Michael Cratsley, Sports Medicine Specialist with Mercy Health on 21 News at 5.

All eyes are on the NFL's concussion protocol after Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered two head injuries in games just DAYS apart. Moving forward, the concussion protocol will be adjusted.

"I think it's for the better," said Paul Hulea, former Leetonia football coach. "The health and well-being of the athlete is the most important thing.  "I was really surprised when I saw he did play after seeing the hit from that Sunday game."

Hulea coached for more than 40 years and said concussion protocol has drastically improved. "The way it is now, I think it's better for the game," Hulea said. "There are violent collisions. You're not going to avoid those. But, as coaches, we have to make the most important aspect their health."

Mercy Health officials told 21 News at 5 that identifying concussions early to prevent repeated injuries is crucial.

"If we see an athlete that we notice is either impaired whether it's cognitively or motor-wise, our goal is to sit them out as quickly as possible and evaluate them further," Cratsley said.

"There's some things that need to be corrected," said Steve Arnold, Head Coach of the Warren G. Harding football team. "The NFL is short-lived and a lot of those guys have families that they have to provide for and being around after their playing days are over with. These guys are still young men after they retire or after they get cut, do something needs to be done."

"If the health and well-being isn't the most important aspect of that athlete, of that child, well you probably shouldn't be coaching," Hulea added. 

Cratsley said it's important the player speaks up if they are suffering from headaches, nausea or dizziness.

"If the individual exhibits any symptoms of a concussion, they can't participate," Hulea added. 

Coach Arnold faced a similar situation a few weeks back when his quarterback faced a concussion. The athletic trainer didn't give him the go-ahead to get back in the game for the safety of the player.

"As much as a young man wants to play, again, safety first," Arnold added. "He didn't play in Week #3 because it was our concussion protocol."

Arnold and Hulea agreed concussion protocol could even be adjusted at the high school level because of Tagovailoa's injury.

"Usually you see something that transcends down from the NFL level," Arnold added. 

ESPN said the league players association will interview Tagovailoa this week to investigate what went wrong.