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Belichick won’t talk about whether Solder has another concussion

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Two Sundays ago, Patriots left tackle Nate Solder suffered a concussion.  This past Sunday, he suffered a head injury.  Which has not yet been dubbed a concussion.

Meeting with the media on Wednesday, the always-chatty Bill Belichick declined to use the “C” word.  Here’s the relevant portion of the Q&A.

Q: Was Nate Solder diagnosed with a concussion on Sunday?

Belichick: We’ll give our injury report after practice today and update you on that.

Q: If a player does suffer concussions in back-to-back weeks, does it change the protocol at all?

Belichick:  Whatever the medical department does, that’s what they do. I’m not a doctor. I don’t really know what the medical procedures are, period. Like I said, we have a deal: they don’t call plays, I don’t play doctor.

[Editor's note: Thanks for giving us the ultimate out-of-context quote.]

Q: Does it raise concern when a player has that type of injury?

Belichick: Our medical department handles all the injuries.

Per multiple reports, Solder wasn’t at spotted on Wednesday.  Which suggests that Solder indeed has a concussion.  Which will be made official when the Patriots release their Wednesday injury report.

And not a minute or a second sooner than that.

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12 Responses to “Belichick won’t talk about whether Solder has another concussion”
  1. coachjohnharbaugh says: Dec 18, 2013 1:18 PM

    see ya sunday

  2. predicatepanda says: Dec 18, 2013 1:23 PM

    This is shocking. Belichick won’t divulge info before he is required to do so by league rules.

  3. grogansheroes says: Dec 18, 2013 1:26 PM

    But he did stay at a Holiday Inn Express!

  4. mattwalshvideo says: Dec 18, 2013 1:27 PM

    He’s not a doctor but he’s one hell of a camera operator.

  5. 2001asterisk2003asterisk2004asterisk says: Dec 18, 2013 1:31 PM

    low class coach. winning at the cost of integrity and sportsmanship.

  6. thegenoatkinsdiet says: Dec 18, 2013 1:35 PM

    That is a tacit Yes. Why avoid the question if the answer is No?

  7. richcranium2112 says: Dec 18, 2013 1:35 PM

    Belicheater not being transparent? That’s a first!!

  8. 8oneanddones says: Dec 18, 2013 1:36 PM

    There is no point in even trying to read into a Belichick injury report. Every year in December he’ll list half the roster as, “questionable”. Just watch the game.

  9. grabgrabgrab says: Dec 18, 2013 1:57 PM

    This really happened in the 20 minute press conference…

    Q: Do you have a favorite holiday song?

    Belichick: For Christmas? Actually I enjoy all of them. I really do. Pretty much whichever one comes on I can, puts a smile on my face. Great time of year….

    That’s probably the most detail Belichick has provided in any single answer, in any given interview that he’s been the focal point of.

  10. rjwalnuts says: Dec 18, 2013 2:02 PM

    If Solder was a Cowboy, Jerry Jones would have given his status for the week, the weeks ahead, and his entire life story on Monday morning.

  11. 7mantel says: Dec 18, 2013 2:17 PM

    His act is getting old !

  12. phukurmouf says: Dec 18, 2013 3:16 PM

    Say what u want about the guy but i think hes a pure genius. He has his way with the media and basically wastes their time and i absolutely LOVE IT. The media usually own most but not this guy. And for what reason shud anyone have sympathy for the media the way he treats them? Media has always twisted stories and put words in peoples mouths and blown things way out of proportion that its a thing of beauty he crushes them each time. Quite frankly BB press conferences are a must watch. Ill stop watchn a game to switch over to a BB press conference without hesitation. And like the previous post least hes not a babbling idiot like jerry jones or jim irsay!

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