CLEVELAND - The criticism continues for the Cleveland Browns following quarterback Colt McCoy’s concussion during Thursday night’s game.
ESPN reported that a union source called the team’s actions a “blatant system failure” since medical staff did not properly test the second-year quarterback before allowing him back in the game.
McCoy suffered a helmet-to-helmet hit from Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison during the loss at Heinz Field. Harrison, known for his hard hits, may be facing a suspension, ESPN reported on Monday .
Sources close to the NFL Players Association told ESPN that the incident could result in independent neurologists at each game during the 2012 season.
According to ESPN, Browns head coach Pat Shurmur said McCoy did not show symptoms of a concussion until the game was over. McCoy’s father and longtime high school football coach, Brad McCoy, told The Plain Dealer on Friday that his son didn’t even remember parts of the game.
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