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Sanchez was checked for concussion after Cowboys game

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Here’s an interesting (at least to me, hopefully to you) footnote to the Sunday night opening game on NBC.

Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez was checked after the game for a concussion.

He told ESPN Radio, via Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, that Sanchez underwent “some baseline tests” after the game.  Sanchez says he has no concussion.

Per Rich Cimini of ESPNNewYork.com, Sanchez “appeared groggy” at times when talking to the media after the game, and that he looked away from the bright TV lights.  Cimini said that Sanchez also spent “an inordinate amount of time” in the trainer’s room.

If Sanchez had been diagnosed with a concussion, he would have found himself in the gears of the league’s concussion protocol, which would have kept him from practicing or playing until cleared by doctors.

That’s good news for Sanchez, and for the Jets.  If Sanchez couldn’t play, his replacement would be 54-year-old (give or take a decade) Mark Brunell.

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35 Responses to “Sanchez was checked for concussion after Cowboys game”
  1. semperfi24 says: Sep 13, 2011 6:05 PM

    Any chance the Cowboys checked Romo for a concussion, because it would be the only logical explanation for why he hit a wide open Derrelle Revis in the chest with a pass….

  2. itsmammoth says: Sep 13, 2011 6:06 PM

    In this picture, we have Ratliff breast feeding baby Sanchez.

  3. tecumseh1313 says: Sep 13, 2011 6:07 PM

    So what happened to the part of the protocol that requires yanking a player if the staff even suspects that a player may have a concussion?

  4. blitzthepig says: Sep 13, 2011 6:12 PM

    The broke baby sitter gets to play. To bad its not vs the Colts.
    Throwback day, Collins vs Brunell how exciting.

  5. arm57romg says: Sep 13, 2011 6:12 PM

    Thats Demarcus Ware, not Ratliff….Moron.

  6. mrclaytonbigsby says: Sep 13, 2011 6:21 PM

    Someone should have checked him for a concussion after his ridiculous photo shoot.

  7. burgado86 says: Sep 13, 2011 6:28 PM

    Im pretty sure thats d-ware mammoth….

  8. chrisltr22c says: Sep 13, 2011 6:30 PM

    This is what is dysfunctional about professional football today. Older players incurring traumatic brain related illnesses, as well as dying from brain illnesses. Now you have current players presenting with multiple signs and symptoms of concussion syndrome, and all people worry about is if he can practice, and play this week. Hope for Sanchez sake practicing and playing this week is more important than eating applesauce from a straw in a few years!

  9. jimmysee says: Sep 13, 2011 6:30 PM

    If Sanchez got checked after the game, seems to follow that he maybe should have been checked during the game.

    What did the Jets know after the game that they did not know during the game?

  10. jpb12 says: Sep 13, 2011 6:31 PM

    Yep… she’ still just 17

  11. ampats says: Sep 13, 2011 6:32 PM

    Must have been the reason the jets won the game. I can see Taco having a concussion and not knowing what is going on in the field as a benefit to the jets since during a normal game he has no clue.

    Romo gave the jets their first win, 4 more weeks till we see the 28-21 fanbase again.

    CAN’T WAIT !!

  12. Slackmo says: Sep 13, 2011 6:51 PM

    He should have been checked for a concussion before he did that GQ spread.

  13. tfbuckfutter says: Sep 13, 2011 7:00 PM

    “Sanchez says he has no concussion.”

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    Pff….that sounds just like what someone in denial about having a concussion would say.

  14. tfbuckfutter says: Sep 13, 2011 7:01 PM

    I just hope for Sanchez’ sake, Rex Ryan doesn’t “guarantee” he has no concussion.

  15. afc22 says: Sep 13, 2011 7:03 PM

    I believe that’s Ware breast feeding Sanchez, but still the best post I’ve read today.

    Clearly the docs know the League protocol and think twice about subjecting the starting QB to that.

    If it was Ducasse they’d have IR’ed him to clear a roster spot

  16. flyerscup2010 says: Sep 13, 2011 7:04 PM

    i’m interested to know how many people, upon reading this, googled mark brunell to see if he’s actually 54. i gotta think at LEAST one person did.

  17. j0esixpack says: Sep 13, 2011 7:11 PM

    The coaches knew something wasn’t quite right when Sanchez expressed attraction towards girls over the age of 18.

  18. chipwade says: Sep 13, 2011 7:25 PM

    Sanchez must of had some sort of head injury. He couldn’t complete passes against the Cowboys practice squad.

  19. jetsarestacked says: Sep 13, 2011 7:29 PM

    ampats

    your squad gave up 400 yards in the air (500+ overall) to chad henne. CHAD HENNE. the pats d looks just as bad as it did last year and we all know how that ended up for you.

    go buy some new ugg boots, troll.

  20. dbellina says: Sep 13, 2011 7:37 PM

    Check him for taser burns too.

  21. green41563 says: Sep 13, 2011 7:48 PM

    ampats says: Sep 13, 2011 6:32 PM

    Must have been the reason the jets won the game. I can see Taco having a concussion and not knowing what is going on in the field as a benefit to the jets since during a normal game he has no clue.
    _____________________________________

    Nice racism. Do you call Chris Johnson “watermelon”? Is Joe Flacco “spaghetti-bender”?

  22. swagger52 says: Sep 13, 2011 7:57 PM

    That explains a lot of Mark’s failed pass attempts. I thought it should be attempted grounding. However, the concussion explains it. Romo on the other hand…that was a brain fart. Let me throw to the guy hobbling around because he is being covered by Revis and one other guy. Now is my chance to lose the game!

  23. scudbot says: Sep 13, 2011 8:15 PM

    Staff noted that he was obsessively looking for white pants and a halter top after the game and decided to check him out. However, tests indicated no head injury.

  24. Sandra Lee's Cans says: Sep 13, 2011 8:19 PM

    Concussion? Sanchez? How would you tell?

  25. egetto says: Sep 13, 2011 8:44 PM

    Jaguars 17 , Jets 14. Heavy dose of Pocket Hercules. Jags D is so much better this year, just ask CJ2K (9 carries 24 yards)

  26. impact42 says: Sep 13, 2011 8:45 PM

    Perhaps all players involved in a game should get checked? How rad is that. BUT I would be willing to bet a large sum that at least one or more players get a concussion of some level in every NFL game.

    That is why the NFL will never do it.

  27. tfbuckfutter says: Sep 13, 2011 9:07 PM

    jetsarestacked says: Sep 13, 2011 7:29 PM
    ampats
    your squad gave up 400 yards in the air (500+ overall) to chad henne. CHAD HENNE. the pats d looks just as bad as it did last year and we all know how that ended up for you.

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    Did you WATCH the game? I actually thought the D looked pretty good. Aggressive.

    52 of Henne’s passing yards came on the last drive, down 2 TDs with 2:30 left to play.

    Another 55 came on the TD drive with 5:30 to play down THREE TDs.

    So when 25% of those yards came in garbage time, it’s not really fair to judge a defense on them. Especially when those 100+ passing yards came AFTER the defense just posted a goal line stand and had to come back IMMEDIATELY after that to defense a drive starting at the 26.

  28. geniusfan says: Sep 13, 2011 9:47 PM

    Mark Sanchez is really going to miss Damian Woody this year..

    Wayne Hunter is going to get him killed.

  29. bostonsports11 says: Sep 13, 2011 10:02 PM

    jetsarestacked – YES the Pats gave up a ton of yards but that defense looked A LOT different than last year as they actually had pressure on Henne when it counted. relax on how things ended last year. Your jets didn’t win anything either. I love jets fans that think because they won a playoff game they are gods gift to football. give me a break dude

  30. green41563 says: Sep 13, 2011 10:14 PM

    egetto says: Sep 13, 2011 8:44 PM

    Jaguars 17 , Jets 14. Heavy dose of Pocket Hercules. Jags D is so much better this year, just ask CJ2K (9 carries 24 yards)
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    Hahahahaha!

    Hey, at least the Jags have a fan.

  31. j0esixpack says: Sep 13, 2011 10:41 PM

    jetsarestacked says: the pats d looks just as bad as it did last year and we all know how that ended up for you.

    14-2

  32. balewsquare says: Sep 14, 2011 12:11 AM

    Jets announce that Sanchez bumped his head on his locker after the game. No concussion symptoms were present during the game whatsoever, allowing him to play throughout the game.

  33. kevinfromphilly says: Sep 14, 2011 5:13 AM

    Maybe he had another hot dog during the game. Those Meadowlands durty water dogs would make anybody groggy.

  34. ampats says: Sep 14, 2011 7:38 AM

    green41563,

    Funny that a Patriots fans knows that the Jets coined that nickname for Sanchez in his rookie year unlike the “real jets fan” you pretend to be.

  35. steeelfann says: Sep 14, 2011 8:24 AM

    Obviously a pupil check because otherwise, he can’t be very sharp upstairs. I mean, dating a 17-year old and you are in the NFL? Really? On the other hand, maybe this shows he does have a brain injury?

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