The league’s new approach to diagnosing concussions has gotten an early test.
The new approach passed.
Jets tight end Dustin Keller tried to hurdle a Bills defender and landed on the ground hard. He came up woozy, and even though a teammate apparently tried to help keep him from any bumbling or stumbling, the officials called an injury time out and Keller left the game.
So while the decision to tell officials to help spot concussions is hardly ideal, it makes sense to empower them to watch for signs of head injuries, and to react accordingly.
I still can’t figure out why that wasn’t already the case.
UPDATE 2:39 p.m. ET: Keller has returned for the second half. So much for “WHEN IN DOUBT, LEAVE THEM OUT.”