Russell Wilson on concussion test: We went through every question

AP

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson took a hard shot to the chin from Cardinals linebacker Karlos Dansby in the third quarter of Thursday night’s game that led to a penalty for Dansby and a trip to the bench for Wilson.

Referee Walt Anderson sent Wilson to the sideline to get evaluated by medical personnel, but Wilson’s stay was brief. Austin Davis took one snap at quarterback and Wilson was back on the field without going into the blue medical tent. The Seahawks would punt two plays later and Wilson would then go into the tent while the defense was on the field.

Wilson has long been a proponent of the concussion protection provided by a water company that also happens to be an investment, but the initial check seemed cursory even with nanobubbles doing their thing. Wilson said he was totally fine after the game and didn’t show any signs of difficulty on the field while piloting the Seahawks to a win.

“I was just trying to move my jaw. I was like, ‘Ah, man, it’s stuck,'” Wilson said, via ESPN.com. “I think I was kinda like laying down on the ground for a second just trying to get my jaw, and I think Walt thought maybe I was injured or something like that. I told him I was good, I was good, and he said, ‘Come off the field.’ I think Walt did a great job first of all. He made the smartest decision. I was fine, though, 100 percent fine. And then they finally went over through the whole concussion stuff and all that. We went through every question you could imagine, and I answered even some more for them just so they knew I was good, and then went back in there.”

The NFL and NFLPA have done checks to see if the concussion protocols were followed in the past and could look into Wilson’s situation as well. If any improprieties are found, the Seahawks would be subject to a fine.

33 responses to “Russell Wilson on concussion test: We went through every question

  1. Ref would have only sent him off if he thought Wilson didn’t respond clearly to his question. Therefore he should have entered full protocol then and not a few plays later. Clear breach. But then, this team lied about Sherman’s injury, not listing it on reports much of last season and the league simply had to ignore it, like this will be, because of those damn Parity Rules.

  2. streetyson says:
    November 10, 2017 at 7:25 am
    Ref would have only sent him off if he thought Wilson didn’t respond clearly to his question.

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    I can’t stand the PEDHawks but I don’t think that’s true. He saw a concerning hit and saw Wilson laying on the ground. He decided to err on the side of caution.

  3. “We went through every question you could imagine, and I answered even some more for them just so they knew I was good, and then went back in there.”

    If every question is “are you ok?”, then I believe him, but please don’t feed us this lie about going through the concussion protocol when clearly you didn’t.

    You went into that tent alone, didn’t even stay long enough to see the flap close, and ran back out all of two seconds later.

    Now maybe you only hurt your jaw but the whole point of this protocol is to determine wether or not that’s all you hurt. So plesse don’t try to convince us that they gave you a comprehensive check up when clearly they didn’t. I’ve seen better acting on soap operas than that performance last night

  4. That isn’t what was supposed to have happened and Wilson should have been in the protocol for his own safety. The protocol was designed to take decisions of players who always want to play. What it is however is a mark of a guy like Pete Carol who cares more about his legacy then anything else. Do you think Richard Sherman should be out there Mr Carol?

  5. Clear violation of the rules. Suspend him the rest of the year and forfeit 1st rd pick. Also fine Peter, the refs and the “independent neurologist” who allowed Russmell back on the field before checking him out. When will the cheating stop?

  6. To be honest, Wilson always looks concussed with that dopey look on his face. The docs probably thought he was normal.

  7. The player should not be evaluated in a tent on the sidelines with 60,000 screaming fans and a screaming coach trying to get his player back on the field. The NFL should adopt the NHL’s quiet-room protocol. It’s far from perfect, but still infinitely better than the NFL’s worthless and ineffective protocol.

  8. There needs to be a fine or some kind of penalty to the organization otherwise why should a player come off the field ever due to injury if he doesn’t want to, all he did was run up to the silly blue tent, give it a high five and go back on the field, the camera was on him the whole time, coach could’ve burnt a timeout if Wilson couldn’t miss a couple plays to make sure his BRAIN IS OK

  9. coguy74 says:
    November 10, 2017 at 8:42 am
    hakunamangata, the article clearly says that he went thru protocol when the defense was on the field a couple of plays later.
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    The article clearly DID say that….however , thats CLEARLY not how any of this works. If a player is suspected of having an injury of this nature, he doesnt get to wait until in this case “the defense was on the field a couple of plays later”.or the situation suits him. Thats very clearly not the rule.

  10. With laughter I do recall those questions….where are you? Who are we playing? what’s your name? What day is it? They are difficult to answer when you don’t know…….

  11. Wilson and the Seahawks made a mockery of the concussion protocol and they should be help accountable. Wilson thinks the people watching the game last night are stupid? They should even everything, the tent didn’t come down and he ran back into the field. That should’ve have been a personal foul him runnng back jnti the field afterward but bejng cleared, maybe even an ejection. He at least should be fined for this. The fact that he straight faced lied makes me loses respect for this guy. I really liked him at first but he’s just shown over the years what a phoney he is.

  12. Ref would have only sent him off if he thought Wilson didn’t respond clearly to his question.

    If you’ve just been clocked in the jaw, chances are you aren’t speaking too clearly, which can be misinterpreted as a possible concussion. Walt played it safe.

    As for the question, we don’t know what that list looks like. We *do* know he was fine in the post-game interview on the field and his post-game presser as well. If symptoms develop later, as has happened recently with a player, then chances are it wouldn’t have been discovered at the time.

    The true mockery is the trolls who fear the Seahawks and need disasters to happen to them because the team they’re too cowardly to admit they’re fans of sucks too hard to win any other way.

  13. Wow some real whiners chirping about this. You hate the guy so much, you should be happy he is putting himself at risk, as you so strongly believe.

    I thought it was odd that he was allowed back on the field, but ultimately that’s on the ref, not him. I mean, that’s the whole point right, that players can’t self-diagnose? You’re in such a froth about it that you fail to see how you are contradicting yourselves

  14. Wilson and the Seahawks made a mockery of the concussion protocol and they should be help accountable.
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    EVERYONE makes a mockery of it.

    I’ve heard a dozen QBs say they bungle their test so the baselines are low to keep them in the game.

    This is all nothing but a charade, just like Bigfoot and Nessie.

  15. Thought there was something odd (and illegal) about that as usually concussion protocol takes place before a player is allowed to go back onto the field not after missing one play then finishing out the current series. I’m sure Wilson and Seattle know the protocol so if Wilson really thinks his 1 play absence was long enough to convince anybody protocol was followed then maybe he is in fact concussed

  16. aj66shanghai no it’s not on the refs it’s on the team doctors if they allowed him to skip protocol and in 20 years if he suffers effects from wanting the doctors to let him skirt protocol then it’s on him and him only

  17. I hate the Seahawks but please don’t pretend like this crap doesn’t happen every game. Every team in the NFL has probably given those in the concussion protocol a heads up to get their star player back on the field. As a previous poster said if you really want an effective protocol take them back to the locker room.

  18. You’re all missing the point here..Dion Jordan got a sack last night. Let’s clap for him, and let Russ deal with his own brain damage.

  19. hardheadedrb says:
    November 10, 2017 at 10:13 am
    With laughter I do recall those questions….where are you? Who are we playing? what’s your name? What day is it? They are difficult to answer when you don’t know…….
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    I’m not sure half the players could answer most of those questions correctly before the start of the game.

  20. Is this even a question? You can argue about whether or not the ref should be sending him off… however the guy went into the tent by his self sat there for literally less than 1 second and ran back into the game. He is clearly either concussed and doesn’t remember or he is lying

  21. It is funny how in one breath a guy can talk about God and then in the next breath be lying. I could care less but it seems just like a lot of others there is selective morality going on.

  22. This is why the whole concussion protocol needs to be dealt with independently, and more seriously. If Russell Wilson is sent off for the concussion protocol, he should not be allowed back into the game until an independent medical person has officially cleared him to re-enter. Last night’s handling of it demonstrated that the teams and players cannot be left with that responsibility, and if there are instances like that in the future I hope that the team receives a substantial fine for allowing it to happen.

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