New Orleans Saints tight end Coby Fleener suffered a concussion in Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Rams, and even though he continued to play after the hit that seemed to cause the brain injury, coach Sean Payton defended how the team's medical staff handled the issue.

"The process took place in a good way," Payton said Wednesday on a teleconference.

With about 14 minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, quarterback Drew Brees threw an incomplete pass to Fleener, and at the end of the play, Rams safety Blake Countess leveled Fleener with a helmet-to-helmet hit, which drew a penalty for unnecessary roughness.

Fleener went to the sideline, but did not immediately undergo testing for a concussion.