Colts Blasted by Concussion Doctor Over Handling of Jacoby Brissett Concussion (TWEETS)

"Helmet-to-helmet hit, holds head, then goes limp, then needs help up", he wrote.

"NFL concussion protocol is a fraud", Nowinski wrote.

The Colts announced after the game that Brissett was cleared by the independent neurologist before he went back onto the field, but then developed concussion symptoms after the game.

The situation caught the attention of Chris Nowinski, executive director of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, who tweeted that Brissett showed "the clearest concussion signs of the season". In the meantime, backup quarterback Scott Tolzien warmed up and took the field.

Example B: In Pittsburgh's 20-17 win over Indianapolis, Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett absorbed a helmet-to-helmet hit from Steelers defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt.

It was revealed after the game that Brissett began to develop symptoms later and now has entered the concussion protocol.

According to Charean Williams of Pro Football Talk, Tuitt can expect to be fined for his hit on Brissett even though referee Clete Blakeman and his crew didn't throw a flag on that play.

While the concussion protocol was meant to make the game safer for players, it clearly is in need of significant changes in order to be effective.

Less than 10 minutes later, the team said Grant was cleared to return, which seemed surprising.

Example C: While leading Seattle past Arizona 22-16 on Thursday night, Seahawks QB Russell Wilson was hit in the chin by a defender.

The team also released a statement that included the steps taken while analzying Brissett's condition.

But of course, Nowinski's point is that the concussion protocol is garbage if it can't keep a guy with a concussion off the field.

The consultant was evaluating Colts defensive back Kenny Moore in the locker room and not available for the first examination.

"He went through the protocol and passed it and got back out there in time to run that series", Pagano told reporters after the game.

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