Concussions plagued several prominent quarterbacks yesterday. The Eagles lost Michael Vick early in their game against the Cowboys, while the 49ers suffered the same luck when Alex Smith was knocked out of their game with the Rams. The bad luck continue Sunday night as Bears QB Jay Cutler was knocked out of their game vs. the Texans. It was unfortunate for their teams as well, seeing that the Eagles and Bears lost, while the 49ers battled to a 24-24 tie with the Rams.
All three players will obviously undergo league-mandated concussion tests, although given they were knocked out of their games completely, it will be tough for them to return this week.
The NFL is facing a battle with it’s players regarding the use of Toradol, a medication that players use as a pain killer, but has a number of risks including the potential destruction of joints, damage to the stomach, liver, and potential kidneys failure. The NFL has restricted the use of Toradol, but players aren’t about to go down without a fight, as they believe that the injections are critical for dealing with pain before and after a game.
Despite going 29/46 for just 215 yards with two picks and no touchdowns, Giants QB Eli Manning is claiming he isn’t suffering from tired arm, despite reports this week from NFL Films’ Greg Cosell and Ron Jaworski that they believed the 2-time Super Bowl MVP was suffering from “tired arm”.
After another embarrassing loss, this time a 28-7 beatdown by the Seattle Seahawks, the New York Jets will not be making a QB-switch as Head Coach Rex Ryan says Jets will stick with the incumbent Mark Sanchez.