BEREA, Ohio - The NFL and the NFL Players Association had representatives in Cleveland on Tuesday to investigate the treatment of Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy.
McCoy suffered a concussion after he took a helmet-to-helmet hit from Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison during last Thursday’s game at Heinz Field. McCoy was pulled from the game for one play, but returned to the field after being examined by the Browns medical staff on the sidelines.
Now, the players union wants to know how well McCoy’s condition was evaluated. There’s concern McCoy was checked for a bruised hand after the hit from Harrison and not a concussion. The NFL is also investigating.
The Browns said they administered proper concussion testing procedures before they sent him back into the game. However, ESPN’s Chris Mortensen said the proper test was not conducted until Friday morning.
After Monday’s practice, head coach Pat Shurmur maintained his team's medical staff followed NFL guidelines clearing McCoy to return to the game.
Meanwhile, Harrison was been suspended for one game for the hit, according to ESPN. Harrison, an Akron native and Kent State grad, maintains that his hit on McCoy was legal.
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