Le’Veon Bell’s groin injury in the AFC championship game appeared to happen in the course of action, but it apparently was a nagging issue, coach Mike Tomlin revealed Tuesday.
‘I was aware of it, Tomlin said. It wasn’t significant to the point where it affected planning or the anticipation of planning in any way. It’s unfortunate that it became an issue in game.
‘He was doing a great job of managing it,’ Tomlin added. ‘It didn’t cause him to miss any practice time, let alone game time. It was something to manage. When you look at the journey that is the season, I think just about every guy down there is dealing with and managing something in an effort to stay on the grass.
The Dolphins won’t face punishment over the incident, but they must engage their staff in a full review of the protocol and conduct additional education, if necessary, the league said in a statement.
The Dolphins were also advised that any future deviation from the protocol may result in enhanced discipline, including monetary fines assessed against the club, the statement read.
Steelers linebacker Bud Dupree delivered the illegal hit Cheap Hockey Practice Jerseys to Moore’s chin and mouth in the second quarter of the Jan. 8 game.
Moore remained on the ground for several minutes before he was helped off the Cheap Ireland Soccer Jerseys field. He insisted he did not lose consciousness, and was allowed to return to the 30-12 Miami loss.
Dupree was penalized for the hit and later fined an undisclosed amount.