Mason Rudolph taken to hospital for evaluation

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Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph was knocked out cold Sunday, and is getting further tests.

According to Brooke Pryor of ESPN.com, Rudolph was taken from Heinz Field “to be further evaluated” at a nearby hospital.

Rudolph was motionless for a few moments after taking a shot to the head from Ravens safety Earl Thomas II.

He stood up and walked off the field with assistance moments later, rather than using the cart. The team’s athletic training staff removed the facemask from his helmet to allow for treatment before he got up.

41 responses to “Mason Rudolph taken to hospital for evaluation

  1. It is embarrassing he had to walk off. The NFL has enough money to afford a back up cart. And they should consider putting the pop up tent over players that suffer injuries on the field.

  2. painkiller20 says:
    October 6, 2019 at 5:22 pm
    Lets not forget the refs put him on the field by ruling a n
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    Let’s not forget that had absolutely nothing to do with the play in question.

    But, since you brought up what you perceive to be a bad call, how about the roughing the passer that helped the Ravens tie the game? Or, doesn’t that one count because it benefited the Ravens?

    Mind you, I’m not blaming the refs. The Steelers lost because the6t were sloppy, and once again the coaching staff displayed poor situational football skills.

  3. gEarl is some overhyped trash. Only way he can make a play without Chancellor is with cheap shots. 6 games for him 250k fine for him and another $250k for the Ravens coaching trash play.

  4. This is lining up to be Tomlin’s first losing season. Shame. I thought Rudolph was looking good. Better each week. No foolish plays. Getting his groove. Got some more juju and Washington in his game.

  5. Rudolf was out before he hit the ground. The hit was right on the button or jaw. I think the Steelers owe the Ravens a little something for this hit. I could with for this week to be the bye week after a hit like that but it isn’t. It’s just the way the season is going. Another late turnover cost the Steelers the game. A Valiant Effort! GO STEELERS!

  6. Now understand that a roughing the QB call on the Steelers needs to be a knock out because a penalty was not called until Qb was out cold. Thank goodness for hockey.

  7. And by the way. That was two hits to the head on one play. One from Carr in the back, one from Thomas in the front.

    Both should be seeing fines this week.

  8. Brutal hit, hope the kid is okay. Note to Bills fans and their coach, THAT is what a vicious head shot that requires disciplinary action really looks like

    Don’t even try it. Both hits require a suspension to stop it but both are Goode favored teams….nothing will happen. The NFL is rigged.

  9. good to see Thomas fits in with the the slimy Ravens history of filthy defensive play. Ravens should be proud they beat a third string quarterback. John Hairball is happy I’m sure.

  10. Vasteelerfan says:
    October 6, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Don’t even try it. Both hits require a suspension to stop it but both are Goode favored teams….nothing will happen. The NFL is rigged.
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    Can you imagine a fan of the Steelers – recipient of a gift SB vs the Seahawks based on officiating so bad the refs apologized for it – complaining about the refs?

  11. A player with by all accounts has a severe concussion has to stagger of the field because the Steelers don’t even have a cart that works. Maybe the player association should look into this .

  12. carloswlassiter says:
    October 6, 2019 at 6:13 pm

    Vasteelerfan says:
    October 6, 2019 at 6:08 pm

    Don’t even try it. Both hits require a suspension to stop it but both are Goode favored teams….nothing will happen. The NFL is rigged.
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    Can you imagine a fan of the Steelers – recipient of a gift SB vs the Seahawks based on officiating so bad the refs apologized for it – complaining about the refs?

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    There was one bad call in that game, and that was the “low block” call on Hasselbeck making a tackle after a pick. Everything else was correct.

  13. Don’t seem right the dude for cards was ejected today. For helmet to helmet hit. Why not Thomas his hit was far more vicious and knocked a guy out

  14. Long time Steelers fan here … in my opinion, one blown call in favor of PGH, one in favor of BAL, and one in favor of PGH that could have gone either way.

    A complete embarrassment that the cart was not working. That was absolutely unacceptable, as was Thomas not being ejected.

  15. Tomlin has a built in excuse for this season. He get’s another pass. 3rd string QB’s rarely get a head coach fired. He should have been fired 6 seasons ago. How about him celebrating twice on camera as if they won the game. Once after the made FG in the 4th quarter and another time after his defense stopped the Ravens. Harbaugh was busy coaching and he was smiling, jawing, and jive fiving on the sideline.

  16. Typical responses from squealer fans I just watched the replay and Thomas used his shoulder into the upper chest helmet hits chest and helmet

  17. Thomas should have been ejected. I’ve watched the replay with multiple angles, he clearly led with his helmet. Anyone who cares to know the truth can easily see the video on youtube.

  18. All these anti Earl Thomas posts are ridiculous. Particularly from Steeler fans with all of the dirty players that team has had over the years. Geez, Hines Ward wasn’t even a defensive player and he was as dirty as they come! This is the NFL and no matter how many ways they try to make the game safer, it’s still a violent sport. Not properly assisting the injured player off the field and definitely inexcusable. That makes the NFL and the Steelers look pretty bad. I hope he’s ok and recovers quickly.

  19. Today a star was born. No not Kris Kristopherson. He’s name is Devlin Hodges. Kid is for real man.

  20. All of you claiming hit was dirty either don’t have a clue about football or hate the Ravens and/or Thomas that much. Completely led with shoulder and only hit helmet due to flow of play and Carr’s hit from behind.

  21. This game was so poorly officiated. The NFL should be embarrassed.
    Anyone that says there was only 1 or2 bad calls didn’t watch.
    Walt Coleman needs to be retired

  22. Earl Thomas needs to get a couple weeks off from the league. That was not a good look and is what a head shot looks like, Bills fans.

  23. bornsteel62 says: “This game was so poorly officiated. The NFL should be embarrassed. Anyone that says there was only 1 or2 bad calls didn’t watch.Walt Coleman needs to be retired”

    Not sure who Walt Coleman is but Walt Anderson sucked today and he sucks in every game he officiates. He shoulda retired years ago

  24. I think everyone feels bad for Rudolph and hope he recovers. Maybe Steelers’ fans will stop dancing in the streets every time an opposing player goes down. Hope we can turn this into a valuable teaching moment for them.

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