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Hines Ward suffered a concussion Sunday

Posted on: November 15, 2010 1:10 am
Posted by Will Brinson

Hines Ward took a big shot to the head (on a helmet-to-helmet hit) Sunday night, and missed nearly the entire game against the Patriots. Turns out, the "neck" injury he suffered was what we thought it was -- a concussion.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin gave reporters the specifics of the injury during his post-game press conference.

"He will go through his normal battery of tests after sustaining a concussion," Tomlin said. "We'll see where we are in terms of next week."

Ward also said afterwards he wanted to get back in the game but the doctors wouldn't let him.

His symptoms, which included looking dazed on the sidelines and stumbling dizzily off the field, were pretty indicative of the problem, and, clearly, the team made the right call in keeping him on the sidelines, even if their red zone offense sputtered as a result.

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Posted on: December 2, 2011 11:09 pm

Hines Ward suffered a concussion Sunday

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Since: Mar 12, 2008
Posted on: November 15, 2010 1:05 pm

Hines Ward suffered a concussion Sunday

@Pitt fan
I agree there should be a penalty/fine for the hit between Sanders and Ward. And I'm a Pats' fan. Yeah, Hines Ward, well known and widely respected for his 'tough, physical' play was trying to bull Sanders back to get another yard or two (before he dropped the ball) and crashed into the side of Sanders' helmet. Then he bounced toward the ground where he "rang his bell". Nothing in the rules says offensive players can't be guilty of these violent hits and clearly they are sometimes.
Honestly, I can't say for sure whether Sanders cause the concussion or if Hines Ward did it to himself, but it clearly wasn't a FLAGRANT attempt to injure type of hit.

Since: Mar 12, 2008
Posted on: November 15, 2010 12:58 pm

Hines Ward suffered a concussion Sunday

Get real about the Sanders/Ward "helmet to helmet hit". The video I've seen looks more like Ward hit Sanders! He was stretching forward to get max yardage and Sanders' facemask glanced of the side of Ward's helmet. Maybe the concussion happened when he hit the ground? Maybe not, but when will folks realize that defensive players are not always the offenders?

Since: Sep 17, 2007
Posted on: November 15, 2010 12:02 pm

Hines Ward suffered a concussion Sunday

I realize Ward going down was a huge loss of the Steelers but you're out of your mind if you seriously think that hit was ejection worthy. Sanders was in an upright position and Ward fell into his FACEMASK. And there absolutely is a difference between intentional and unintentional when determining penalties. The Meriweather hit earlier this season was totally unnecessary and ejection worthy, but there is no comparison of a hit like that to Sanders who was just trying to stop the receivers forward progress. It's easy to watch a slow motion replay and say he should have moved away but if you've ever played football, it's a lot different when you're on the field trying to make the actual tackle in real time. No freaking way Sanders should face any dicipline for that play.

Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: November 15, 2010 11:37 am

Hines Ward suffered a concussion Sunday

I agtree, mandatory ejection for the rest of the game. But the NFL officials are worrying about possession and making a move before he hits the ground, they completely ignore the effect on the wide receiver. It seems like they are afraid to make that call.
I also feel that the Steelers coaches made some bad decisions, trying to hide the fact it was a concussion. Everyone from Al Michaels to the guy at the hot dog stand knew he displayed the symptoms of a concussion. Shame on you Steelers for dancing around the issue. Seems like Goodell's initiative is recognized but not acted upon.

Since: Dec 9, 2006
Posted on: November 15, 2010 8:52 am

Hines Ward suffered a concussion Sunday

Head to Head is illegal hit...and please don't tell me he tried to avoid hitting Ward with his head cause slo-mo says otherwise. Sanders had plenty of time to move to the side and hit legally.

Not only that but the officials over-turned the catch on an illegal helmet to helmet hit. If I'm the Ref i'd be turning a blind-eye to the close call drop to make a point on the illegal hit.

Goodell needs to have a review process in-place to review these illegal hits during the game if he is so anti-headshots. Player ejections via replay should be implemented IMHO.

Why not just headshot every player on an opponents teams? screw the fines. Mandatory Ejections!

Since: Nov 15, 2010
Posted on: November 15, 2010 7:23 am

Hines Ward suffered a concussion Sunday

Unintentional or not.  The players need to be aware.  James Harrisons weren't intentional either.  If they are going to enfore these fines on these kinds of plays.  Make it across the board.  Don't pick and choose who is fined and who isn't.

Since: Nov 14, 2010
Posted on: November 15, 2010 2:22 am

Hines Ward suffered a concussion Sunday

This hit wasn't a cheap shot, but the defender will probably get fined anyway.  I'm willing to bet Ward himself says the hit doesn't deserve a fine, but Goodell is intent on making his point.  This might have been a whole different game if Ward had been available though.

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