The NFL on Friday released a statement indicating a “thorough review” is underway examining whether concussion protocol was followed by Russell Wilson and the Seattle Seahawks during Thursday night’s game. “A thorough review is underway,” the NFL statement read, via Pro Football Talk. “According to the policy jointed developed by the NFL and NFLPA, if the Concussion Protocol is not properly followed the club is subject to discipline.” The potential discipline for a violation of concussion protocol includes a $150,000 fine for the first offense. Team employees and/or medical team members would also be required to attend remedial education. A loss of draft picks is also possible, per NFL.com. The sequence of events that inspired league review began when Wilson took a vicious hit to the jaw from Cardinals linebacker Karlos Dansby during a play in the third quarter. Referee Walt Anderson ordered Wilson off the field for a concussion examination, which now includes a visit to a blue tent located on team sidelines. Wilson, however, spent mere moments in the tent never interacted with medical personnel.
NFL: ‘Thorough review underway’ of Russell Wilson concussion evaluation
Sportress of Blogitude | Nov 10