T.J. Hockenson won’t stop hurdling defenders after concussion

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Lions tight end T.J. Hockenson briefly lost consciousness when he landed on his head after trying to hurdle Chiefs safety Tyrann Mathieu in Week Five, but the injury didn’t cause him to miss any games.

The Lions had a bye in Week Six and the first-round pick cleared the concussion protocol in time to play in Monday night’s loss to the Packers. He didn’t try to hurdle any defenders in that game, but said on Wednesday that the head injury won’t stop him from trying a hurdle if he finds himself in the same situation in the future.

“No, I’m going to go out there and play the game,” Hockenson said, via the Detroit Free Press. “I’m not worried about anything else, I’m just going out there to play the game. Whether that opportunity presents itself or not, I’m not going to change anything based on one thing.”

Hockenson caught four passes for 21 yards in his return to the lineup, but dropped what would have been a touchdown pass from Matthew Stafford.

12 responses to “T.J. Hockenson won’t stop hurdling defenders after concussion

  1. Concussion is one thing, losing consciousness plus concussion should be concerning. He’s what, 22 years old. You don’t have to act tough. Live to fight another day.

  2. Terrible thought process. Another bust TE draft pick for the Lions within the past six years. What is wrong with that organization, the team is run like the politics running that city into the ground since the late 1950’s.

  3. brainwashedmillennialthinkorangemanbad says:
    October 17, 2019 at 9:09 am

    Terrible thought process. Another bust TE draft pick for the Lions within the past six years. What is wrong with that organization, the team is run like the politics running that city into the ground since the late 1950’s.
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    First off, a lot bit soon to call him a bust.

    Second off, even the city of Detroit would tell you the Lions have been ran worse than the city. They both peaked in the 1950s.

    Third – shocker a guy with “orangemanbad” in his name would immediately try to make something non-political into a political discussion. Political fanatics are so unreasonable and flat out ignorant to the political game they are being baited to play by their overlords. It’s really sad.

  4. It seems like hurdling has become an epidemic this year. Are they really trying to gain extra yardage or are they trying to look cool? I’ve seen guys start their jump before the defender is even near them so that they land on top of the guy instead of getting over him. They clearly have this idea in mind whenever they get the ball. It’s dangerous.

  5. There doesn’t seem to be a good reason to try and hurdle a defender other than you’re trying to create a highlight reel moment, but landing on your head and giving yourself a concussion is not a good look..best not try and jump anyone anymore

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