Washington prematurely said Ryan Grant was cleared in concussion evaluation

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The Seahawks are being investigated for allowing Russell Wilson to speed through an extremely brief concussion evaluation on Thursday night, and the Colts are facing questions about why Jacoby Brissett was cleared to return to a game in which he suffered a concussion on Sunday. And then there’s the situation with Washington receiver Ryan Grant.

After Grant took a hard hit from Vikings defensive lineman Linval Joseph, the team announced that he was being evaluated for a concussion. Minutes later, the team announced that Grant had been cleared and would return to the game. Minutes after that, the team announced that the medical staff had decided to conduct further tests on Grant. And minutes after that, the team announced that Grant had been ruled out and would not return to the game.

Coach Jay Gruden confirmed after the game that Grant is in the concussion protocol.

What’s unclear is why Grant was initially OK’d to return, but it sounds like yet another case, as with Wilson and Brissett, of a player being pronounced ready to go before a thorough investigation has been conducted. That’s something the NFL needs to put to a stop.

11 responses to “Washington prematurely said Ryan Grant was cleared in concussion evaluation

  1. So, they cheated. Seattle, Indy and Washington just skirted the rules and now people will act like nothing happened.

    If this was the Pats, there’d be a Sal Paolantonio update from Foxborough, a series of lies broadcast by ESPN to sensationalize whatever the issue is, and NE would be strung up again with a faux scandal.

    With teams like these, the cheating is openly allowed.

    Unreal.

  2. tylawspick6 says:
    November 13, 2017 at 11:21 am
    So, they cheated. Seattle, Indy and Washington just skirted the rules and now people will act like nothing happened.

    If this was the Pats, there’d be a Sal Paolantonio update from Foxborough, a series of lies broadcast by ESPN to sensationalize whatever the issue is, and NE would be strung up again with a faux scandal.

    With teams like these, the cheating is openly allowed.

    Unreal.

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    Not everything is about the Patriots. Quit whining.

  3. What about the titans game marioto was showing signs so they called a timeout but he never gets checked. For he would have had to come out as they was driving to try to take the lead. That they did a few plays latter. But if rules are to protect the players it shouldn’t matter if first two min or a game or last two. It is all for show the nfl don’t care about the players just making mponey.

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