NFL Reviewing Concussion Protocol After Giants WR Sterling Shepard Injury

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The NFL and the NFLPA are reviewing the concussion protocol after New York Giants WR Sterling Shepard suffered a concussion in Week 1 against the Dallas Cowboys but was allowed to stay in the game, according to Adam Schefter.

The focus of the review is to determine what happened that allowed Shepard to remain in the game after colliding with CB Anthony Brown. Once the collision happened, Shepard feel back and struggled to get back up. He declined assistance from the Giants medical staff and never went to the sideline.

The NFL employees two spotters in each game, whose job is too look for signs of a player suffering a concussion. Shepard evaded the officials and never missed a play in the game.

As noted earlier here on NFLNews.co, Shepard has already been ruled out for the Giants’ Week 2 matchup against the Buffalo Bills because he remains in the league’s concussion protocol.