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Pat Angerer diagnosed with concussion a week later

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Colts linebacker Pat Angerer may not play this week against the Raiders, after a slow-developing concussion.

According to Mike Chappell of the Indianapolis Star, Angerer said he suffered a concussion on the first play of the preseason finale against the Bengals. He went onto play 22 more snaps of defense (and three on special teams), then practiced Monday, Wednesday and Thursday before going to the training staff to complain of symptoms.

I kind of thought it would go away. It didn’t,” Angerer said. “The hard part is you don’t know what a concussion, . . . is supposed to feel like.

“That’s kind of what we’re dealing with.”

Kelvin Sheppard would start at middle linebacker until Angerer is cleared by the league’s concussion protocol.

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3 Responses to “Pat Angerer diagnosed with concussion a week later”
  1. adx321 says: Sep 6, 2013 2:49 PM

    You mean ILB – they are a 3-4 now and probably don’t even need linebackers to defend Oakland.

  2. southernpatriots says: Sep 6, 2013 2:53 PM

    This is a cautionary tale. Slow developing concussions are no less serious than immediate ones. The NFL needs to do a better job of educating players on the symptoms of concussions. That is one of the most important aspects of a protocol.

    Now to implement the $10 million to apply space age shock cushioning inside the helmets to take the place of the antiquated 30 year old pads.

  3. truthfactory says: Sep 6, 2013 3:42 PM

    This is not so hard to believe. Pam Oliver got hit with that football in the Colts pre-season game and appeared fine immediately afterwards. In the coming days, the symptoms started to show and got worse over time. It happens…

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