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Report: NFL, NFLPA to reassess concussion protocol after Sterling Shepard error

Sterling Shepard

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.

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.


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