John Harbaugh: Joe Flacco has zero concussion symptoms

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It didn’t take long for the Ravens to place quarterback Joe Flacco in the concussion protocol after he took a shot to the head from Dolphins linebacker Kiko Alonso while sliding to the ground in last Thursday’s 40-0 Ravens win, but it doesn’t sound like the team expects him to spend an extended period of time in it this week.

Ravens coach John Harbaugh spoke to the media on Monday and provided a positive update on the quarterback’s condition. Harbaugh said that Flacco’s concussion “symptoms are zero” as the week gets underway.

“I think there’s a good chance he’ll play,” Harbaugh said.

The Ravens are in Tennessee to face the Titans this week. Alonso is expected to find out whether he’ll face a suspension from the league as a result of the hit on Monday.

25 responses to “John Harbaugh: Joe Flacco has zero concussion symptoms

  1. I don’t believe this for a second. There’s absolutely NO WAY that Flacco has zero signs of a concussion. He was on Dream Street after Alonzo nailed him.

  2. It doesn’t surprise me.

    “ELITE” joe flacco has a similar skull shape to Abbie Normel.

    Putting on the hits!!!

  3. They aren’t saying he didn’t have a concussion, they’re saying he doesn’t have any symptoms 4 days later.

  4. Well, I think the headline is misleading. Clearly he got a concussion with that hit, he just seems to be doing better and is currently without symptoms. Given it was thursday, it would take a minimum of 7 days to clear him to return. And with a game sunday, he should be on target to return.

    But if that was Brady taking that kind of shot, they would have ejected Alonso and the Head coach Gase. And their families.

  5. It’s hard to tell when #5 is awake on game day much less if he has any concussion symptoms. He’ll be playing in Tennesee.

  6. Okay…Alonso hit on Flacco, late/dirty hit…arguable but called for the penalty.
    Ravens O-lineman hit on Alonso, definitely late…ref threw the flag, no penalty referenced or enforced.
    Suh hit on O-lineman even later and again never referenced or enforced.
    Still confused about why only the enforcement of one penalty when there were multiple flags.

  7. And Harbaugh put on such a good act like he was really concerned for Joe. Guess he’s not that concerned after all.

  8. No symptoms because checks out ok or no symptoms because his head is no longer attached for them to run tests on?

  9. Perhaps he did like one unnamed future HOF qb stated he did: Dumbed down the answers so he could pass the protocols asleep. Or, he always has a concussion.

  10. I think Harbaugh is full of it. Flacco didn’t even know his own name after that hit. I guess the thought of Ryan Mallett starting in Flacco’s place is prompting a cover-up. Zero symptoms? No way.

  11. peterman123blog says:
    October 30, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    The league better hope he didn’t wake up as Superbowl mvp Joe. 8 straight 12 -4


    That would be insane!!!

  12. If Brady had taken a hit like Joe did, the league would have held a moment of silence, and had the offending player caned at midfield, and Jim Nantz would just now have stopped bawling his eyes out.

  13. Doesn’t matter – even if they started JOE Montana or JOE Namath in their primes – Ravens will NOT be in the playoff picture come Dec.

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