Mason Rudolph a limited participant at Steelers practice

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Quarterback Mason Rudolph was able to return to limited participation in practice for the Pittsburgh Steelers on Wednesday just days after sustaining a concussion against the Baltimore Ravens.

While Rudolph has more hurdles to clear in the concussion protocol before he would be given the green light to play again, Rudolph’s ability to return to practice at the first opportunity following the injury is a good sign.

It was great,” quarterback Devlin Hodges said, via the team’s website. “Mason has been telling me he has been feeling really well. It’s good just to see him. That was a scary situation. A really scary situation. You are talking about knocked out pretty cold. To see him here, moving around and smiling, it’s a good sight.”

The concussion protocol includes a ramping up of activity. If he doesn’t experience symptoms on Thursday following his work on Wednesday, he may be permitted to fully participate in practice. If that step goes well without symptoms surfacing, then Rudolph would have a chance to be cleared to play.

Given the scary nature of his injury from Sunday’s game when Earl Thomas hit him helmet-to-helmet and left him unconscious on the field for a length period of time, Rudolph’s ability to be back at practice is good indication he’ll be able to return to the field sooner rather than later.

7 responses to “Mason Rudolph a limited participant at Steelers practice

  1. It would be extremely reckless to allow him to play one week after such a serious brain injury.
    He should not play for at least one month to allow the brain to heal.

  2. Holy smoke, are they crazy? Let that man rest and heal. Steelers are inhumane for even letting him watch practice.

  3. Look at you guys worried about a Steelers player’s brain. “Inhumane for even letting him watch practice.” “Extremely reckless to allow him to play one week after suck a serious brain injury.” HA HA HA Thanks for caring so much about the Steelers!

  4. Caring about the Steelers is not the same as caring about a human being. I know Steelers’ fans can’t understand that there’s more to life than being unruly and obnoxious. That’s how you get concussions in the first place.

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