The NFL and NFLPA are investigating the circumstances surrounding quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s concussion. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback removed himself from play to be evaluated during Sunday’s game.
While Roethlisberger self-reporting of his symptoms is viewed as positive, steps have been put in place this season to remove players from games long before that becomes necessary.
“It’s great that he self-reported,” an NFLPA official told Graziano, “but that’s not the process we all signed up for.”
This is the second consecutive week that the league and players’ union are looking into concussion protocol. Last week St Louis Rams quarterback Case Keenum was allowed to stay in the game after an obvious head injury. Now this week, the union will be looking into why the spotter and the officials did not stop the play and/or use a medical timeout after the hit that caused Roethlisberger’s concussion.