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Revis’ status out of his hands

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After Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis was kicked in the head during Sunday’s game against the Bills and removed for precautionary reasons, the reality was that the precaution was more than precautionary.

Revis, though he privately was insisting on Sunday night that he is “fine,” was diagnosed as having a concussion.

And while it has been called a mild concussion, it’s still a concussion.  Which means he won’t play until he’s cleared by an independent neurologist.

It doesn’t matter how he feels or whether he’s able to focus or whether he has no headaches.  He ultimately needs to pass cognitive testing, in reference to a baseline determined via preseason testing.

So unless Revis tanked that test (as Peyton Manning once joked about doing), Revis won’t be cleared to play until his brain was working as well as it did before the pads started popping.

As a result, there’s a good chance that Revis won’t be able to play when he returns to Pittsburgh on Sunday for a game at the site of where he played college football, not far from where he grew up.

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6 Responses to “Revis’ status out of his hands”
  1. jetstizzi85 says: Sep 11, 2012 3:38 PM

    Not having Revis would be terrible for the Jets. The D goes when he goes.

  2. joeypickles says: Sep 11, 2012 3:42 PM

    “…when he returns to Pittsburgh on Sunday for a game at the site of where he played college football, not far from where he grew up.”

    Why do you feel the need to keep adding this to the Revis posts?

    Is there some relevance that we don’t know about? Will his Mom be there? Or his Uncle?

    Revis has won and loss in Pitt. Got it… please drive thru…

  3. marvsleezy says: Sep 11, 2012 4:24 PM

    Im sorry but things hav not changed that much in this league – HE WILL PLAY, GUARANTEED.

  4. kean2001 says: Sep 11, 2012 4:29 PM

    Schefter has already reported Revis is playing. Gee, wonder who to believe…

  5. styx630 says: Sep 11, 2012 6:31 PM

    I’m not even close to being worried about Revis not playing.

  6. backindasaddle says: Sep 11, 2012 8:52 PM

    If he threatens to hold out for more money even though he’s got two years left on his already massive contract, then we’ll all know his brain is back to normal.

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