Following the Indianapolis Colts disappointing 20-17 loss at the hands of the Pittsburgh Steelers, quarterback Jacoby Brisssett was entered into the league’s concussion protocol due to symptoms that he appeared to be demonstrating for several minutes.
Brissett was hit in the helmet as he went to the ground on a third-quarter scramble which left him grasping at his head. Brissett hopped up, ran over to the sideline and was then given the concussion evaluation.
Information regarding Jacoby Brissett being placed in concussion protocol: pic.twitter.com/ysGhwzZvEk— Indianapolis Colts (@Colts) November 12, 2017
Brissett was evaluated by the Colts’ team doctor, then by an independent neurologist passing both, and re-entering the game before Scott Tolzien could take a single snap. But, as stated above, it was after the game in which Brissett began to show signs of being concussed.
This is not good news for the Colts or their fans as Tolzien will surely get the call should Brissett be unable to go following their Week 11 bye. The Colts may have dodged a bullet in that regard, but showing those symptoms are never a good thing for long-term health of a player.
Including Brissett, the Colts have two weeks to get some players healthy for their Week 12 matchup with division foe Tennessee Titans in Lucas Oil Stadium.