It’s easy to know when football season is coming. The days get shorter, the nights get cooler. The grass starts to smell a certain way.
And the words “concussion-like symptoms” make their return to the sports vernacular.
On Sunday, a pair of Vikings missed practice due to the phrase that, as best we can tell, has its roots near the confluence of the Allegheny, Monongahela, and Ohio Rivers. According to Jeremy Fowler of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, tight end Kyle Rudolph and cornerback Chris Cook (pictured) suffered injuries that created symptoms like the symptoms of a concussion in Friday night’s preseason game against the Bills.
Look, either a guy has a concussion or he doesn’t. Unless the players have some other condition that is causing them to demonstrate the symptoms of a concussion, why not just call it a concussion?
Meanwhile, I need to take a break. I have full-bladder-like symptoms. I hope it’s nothing serious.