Sep 16, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman (33) runs the ball against Cincinnati Bengals outside linebacker Vontaze Burfict (55) during the second quarter at Paul Brown Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman is claiming he suffered a concussion against the Cincinnati Bengals in Week 2. Redman claims he persuaded the doctors that he was fine, and he eventually returned to the game and played.
Not only that, but he continued to practice throughout the week, and played on Sunday against the Chicago Bears.
Of course, the Steelers are disputing this, as they would be in a bit of trouble with the NFL and NFLPA if this were to be true:
"“Isaac was taken out of the game, and we announced that he was being evaluated for a concussion,” the team said in a statement. “He was then taken through the proper protocol by our medical staff and it was deemed he was cleared to return to action after multiple examinations. He then re-entered the game and saw action shortly thereafter and throughout the rest of the game.”"
It is strange to think Redman would make this claim if it wasn’t true though, as he is a very expendable player now with Le’Veon Bell now set to takeover the starting RB job.
Don’t expect this issue to go away soon.