Two Philadelphia Eagles players have left today’s game against the Packers with concussions — but only after first trying to play through the concussions.
Quarterback Kevin Kolb and middle linebacker Stewart Bradley both stayed in the locker room after halftime after suffering concussions in the first half.
Where this story could become a major issue is that both players were first hurt in the first half and returned to the game after the plays on which they appeared to suffer the concussions. Allowing both players to play after sustaining concussions violates the league’s guidelines on best practices for dealing with concussions.
The loss of Kolb and Bradley is just one reason that this is an ugly game for the Eagles. They’re losing to the Packers in the third quarter, 20-3.