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Davante Adams says medical staff evaluated him, saw “right away” he didn’t have a concussion

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When Packers receiver Davante Adams missed only one play after taking a hard hit on Sunday night, it appeared to be an example of a player not getting a thorough enough concussion evaluation. But Adams insists he was fine.

Adams said after the game that the medical staff could see immediately that he didn’t have a concussion.


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“Well, how I’m able to get through it is I’m different. That’s probably the main thing,” Adams said. “I’ve dealt with a lot of stuff like that and just the mental toughness to get in there. It wasn’t a concussion. On the sideline, they evaluated and saw right away. I was straight. More than anything on the ground was my chest, having trouble catching a breath, but definitely good now.”

But recovering from a blow to the head isn’t supposed to be about “mental toughness to get in there.” It’s supposed to be about whether or not a player has a concussion. If Adams didn’t have a concussion, that’s great, and a lucky break for him. But the medical staff seemed to be working awfully fast to reach that conclusion.

Davante Adams says medical staff evaluated him, saw “right away” he didn’t have a concussion originally appeared on Pro Football Talk

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