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Jordan Reed admits he hid concussion symptoms, played through them


Washington Redskins tight end Jordan Reed is all too familiar with what it feels like to sustain a concussion, but his long history of head injuries has apparently not frightened him all that much.

Reed, who is currently in the NFL’s concussion protocol, admitted on Wednesday that he knew the moment he suffered his latest concussion during last week’s win over the Baltimore Ravens but kept quiet about it.

For a player who has been diagnosed with six concussions since he was at Florida in 2011, that is downright disturbing.

The NFL has tried to do a better job of spotting potential concussions and forcing players to come out of games, but the system will never be able to account for someone successfully masking their symptoms. As alarming as it may be, Reed is hardly the first player to admit he intentionally hid a concussion.

Coincidentally, Reed’s admission came on the same day the NFL and NFLPA released this assessment of the way a Cam Newton concussion situation was handled in Week 1. A missed concussion is never a good look for the league.

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