Newton dropped to the floor as he left the pitch for treatment, and the league wants assurances that concussion protocols were followed correctly.
'NFL concussion protocol should have dictated taking out Cam Newton and examining him immediately after direct hit to his head, ' Pat Leonard wrote. Newton took a knee as he walked toward the sideline and pointed toward his right eye. Newton came out of the game for one play, was not sent to the specified blue medical tent and then re-entered and played the remainder of the game.
"He took a hit". "He actually got poked in the eye", Rivera said. He was seen on the sidelines with ice on his eye and claimed a visor poked him in the eye, which is why he went down. "So they'll get a chance to look at him". Anderson came in for one third down play and was almost intercepted.
According to the National Football League, this required the player to be removed from the field for examination in a locker room.
The changes came in conjunction with a decision not to punish the Houston Texans for their handling of a concussion suffered by quarterback Tom Savage.Читайте также: Panthers look to continue wild card weekend success
Newton did not visit the locker room.
Rivera did not believe Newton had not demonstrated any post-concussion symptoms Monday.
'I know it was precautionary things for a concussion, but it wasn't a hit to the head it was my eye, ' he said.
This isn't the first time the Panthers have been investigated for how it has handled the protocol.
It was later determined the Panthers handled that situation correctly and no fines were handed out.
The Seattle Seahawks were fined $100,000, and the team's coaching and medical staffs were required to attend medical training regarding the concussion protocol, after a joint review determined the club did not properly evaluate quarterback Russell Wilson following a hard tackle during a November 9 game against Arizona.При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
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