The NFLPA is concerned about the way the Raiders handled quarterback Terrelle Pryor after Pryor suffered a concussion against the Broncos on Monday night, but he isn’t the only player who has remained in a game after suffering a concussion this season.
Steelers running back Isaac Redman said that he suffered a concussion on the opening kickoff of the team’s Week Two loss to the Bengals, but returned to the game a short time later despite being taken back to the locker room for evaluation.
“I had a concussion,” Redman said, via Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “I was pretty much out of it the rest of the game. I just tried to go back in.”
Redman didn’t have an elaborate plan to get back on the field — “I said I was all right” was his method — and he didn’t land on the injury report at any point during the week. That’s likely to catch the eye of the NFL, which has punished teams in the past for failing to report injuries, and anyone concerned with how teams are administering concussion tests if a player that was “pretty much out of it” can evade the protocols if they say they’re all right.