Jacoby Brissett enters concussion protocol after game

AP

The NFL is conducting a review of how the Seahawks handled Russell Wilson‘s concussion evaluation when referee Walt Anderson sent the quarterback to the sideline for a check on Thursday night. The NFL likely will seek to find out exactly what happened in Indianapolis on Sunday, too.

Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Steelers linebacker Stephon Tuitt while being tackled by Ryan Shazier in the second half. Brissett immediately grabbed the back of his head.

He limped to the sideline and underwent a concussion test.

An independent neurologist cleared Brissett to re-enter the game, via Mike Chappell of WTTV. Scott Tolzien warmed up, but Brissett returned to the game on the next series without missing a play.

The team says he was checked for a concussion twice during the game.

Brissett developed concussion symptoms after the game and now is in concussion protocol, per Chappell.

It seems the team followed the procedures in place, but it also appears doctors should not have allowed Brissett to return.

24 responses to “Jacoby Brissett enters concussion protocol after game

  1. The Colts’ offensive play calling was pathetic in the 2nd half. Run it two times on 1st and 2nd down then have Jacoby try and convert 3rd and long….

    He Colts, how about passing on 1st down once in a while?

  2. All players who kneeled during the anthem today, in rememberance of our brave Veterans on Veterans Day weekend – needs to be kicked off the team and blackballed from the NFL. end of story

  3. This veteran fought to preserve the right of silent protest and free speech. I fully support the players right to kneel during the anthem. I hear more complaints from Americans that haven’t served and misconstrue their peaceful protest as disrespect. Guess what? You are all wrong.

  4. Let’s say the Over / Under number is 5: Number of concussed/beaten to a pulp Colts quarterbacks since Ryan Grigson became GM in Indy?. I’m thinking the over, considering, right off hand, I can think of Luck, Hasselbeck, Brissett…

  5. mmack66 says:
    November 12, 2017 at 5:51 pm
    Helmet-to-helmet from Shazier? Why is that head hunting bozo still in the league?

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    Shazier was tackling him from behind. He was nowhere close to hitting him in the helmet. Tuitt came across to finish the tackle and Brissett dipped to avoid it, Tuitt hit him in the back of the head with his shoulder or upper arm.
    Brissett was 2-3 yard past the line of scrimmage and running. It wasn’t dirty, no helmet to helmet, no head hunting and he was a runner to top it off.

  6. The Colts need to be charged with malicious intent to injure. The front line (I giggled when I said that) is horrid and the playcalling is terrible. Anyone playing QB for this team is risking their carear.

  7. “It seems the team followed the procedures in place, but it also appears doctors should not have allowed Brissett to return.”
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    Not necessarily. Concussion sx can show up later. And you wouldn’t hold somebody out of the game that has no sx.

  8. “It seems the team followed the procedures in place, but it also appears doctors should not have allowed Brissett to return.”

    The problem there is concussion symptoms often do not manifest themselves until well after the fact. Are you suggesting if there’s any blow to the head the doctors shouldn’t let a player return?

  9. What he has done for the colts this year is amazing. He must have serious football IQ and work ethic to step in and lead after a mid season trade in his 2nd year.

  10. “It seems the team followed the procedures in place, but it also appears doctors should not have allowed Brissett to return.”

    So you think you’re a medical professional now? Concussion symptoms do not always manifest immediately. Sometimes it can take a day or 2 and the person seems fine immediately after whatever hit to the head they’ve taken.

    The fact that you seem to think a player that showed no symptoms should have been pulled off is ridiculous. I’m sure in a few years when the NFL becomes a flag football league where no contact at all is allowed that you’ll be rejoicing that the mean ol’ football players can’t hurt each other any more. Of course you’ll get about 10 clicks a day on your articles and no one will pay you for writing them.

  11. You could tell that he wasn’t right after that hit. He should have gone into the protocol right then…he was having a pretty nice game until that point. He’s done alright given the situation he was thrown into.

  12. William Race says:
    November 12, 2017 at 6:36 pm
    The Colts need to be charged with malicious intent to injure.
    _______
    How did the Hillary vote work out for you?

  13. crush22 says:
    November 12, 2017 at 7:55 pm

    William Race says:
    November 12, 2017 at 6:36 pm
    The Colts need to be charged with malicious intent to injure.
    _______
    How did the Hillary vote work out for you?

    I was being facetious (look it up)…. and I didn’t vote for either of the idiots.

  14. The Colts have allowed an NFL-worst 82 quarterback hits and an NFL-worst 39 sacks with an o-line Jimmy Irsay (probably acting on the determination from the front office) told us was “fixed” so the front office drafted one o-line player who was cut and one free agent who was also cut. No wonder Andrew Luck wants to be in Europe.

  15. Wow, a helmet-to-helmet hit by Tuitt in which he dropped his head to make sure he caught Brisett even though he was going to the ground. Worse than the Burfict hit on Brown, but no big deal. Brisett is just a mid-level QB and Brown is a top flight receiver for a high Q score team.

    Find a Steeler game where there isn’t a blatant helmet-to-helmet hit. You can’t because Tomlin teaches it.

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