During Sunday’s game-winning drive by the Raiders in Pittsburgh, Steelers cornerback William Gay took a helmet to the facemask from teammate Ryan Mundy.
Gay left the game, and he did not return.
John Czarnecki of FOX reports that Gay has a concussion, and that he won’t play Thursday night against the Browns.
On the official injury report for Monday, which estimates the extent to which injured players would have participated in practice if there actually had been practice, Gay is identified as a player who would not have participated in practice, if there had been practice, due to a “head” injury.
Of course, that’s the same description that the team used two weeks ago, when quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had a concussion.
So if we’re going to be serious about this whole “concussion” issue, can we finally start requiring the teams to call these concussions what they are? They’re not head injuries or bell-ringings or the seeing of stars or anything other than concussions.
Also for the Steelers, quarterback Charlie Batch (left wrist), running back Rashard Mendenhall (ankle), safety Troy Polamalu (knee), and receiver Hines Ward (hamstring) would not have practiced, if there had been practice.
For the Browns, defensive end Kenyon Coleman would not have practiced, due to a knee injury.
Ten Browns would have participated on a limited basis, and three would have fully participated.