Report: NFL, NFLPA to reassess concussion protocol after Sterling Shepard error
The NFL and NFLPA are taking another look at the league’s concussion protocols after New York Giants receiver Sterling Shepard played through a head injury last Sunday.
Shepard suffered a concussion during last week’s game against the Dallas Cowboys but finished the game anyway. That’s a failure of protocol and has prompted an investigation from the NFL and the players’ union.
The NFL and NFLPA have initiated a review of concussion protocols after Giants’ WR Sterling Shepard suffered a concussion last Sunday yet was allowed to stay in and finish the game at Dallas, per league sources.
More on https://t.co/rDZaVFhcDQ and ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) September 14, 2019
Shepard’s concussion was serious enough that he’s already been ruled out for Week 2. The NFL has aggressively tried to be proactive about head injuries, so the fact that Sterling played through one despite all the protocols is a bad look.