In mid-October, Steelers safety Troy Polamalu suffered “concussion-like” symptoms after a “head” injury.
That’s just how the Steelers like to classify concussions. Polamalu was knocked out of Sunday night’s game with a similar problem, which caused some speculation Monday that Polamalu could miss an extended period of time.
Polamalu has a history of concussions dating back to college, so it would seemingly make sense for the Steelers to play it safe things safe. They could sit Polamalu with the playoffs still six weeks away.
Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that’s not going to happen.
“Troy Polamalu is fine and will play versus Bengals. He was clear and lucid by halftime but kept out because of league rules,” Dulac writes.
Perhaps Polamalu’s history of concussions helps explain why the Steelers love using the phrase “concussion-like symptoms” instead of just admitting Polamalu has suffered two concussions in the last six weeks. They want the flexibility to keep playing him.
We just hope Polamalu doesn’t suffer any “concussion-like symptoms” that he can’t recover from.