Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Let the Games Begin!

I took some time away from the blog this summer, but am ready to resume frequent updates, especially for classes I am teaching this semester. On the day before the NFL season kicks off, let's take a look at those players who experienced concussion in the last season and this pre-season:

Derek Anderson: Cleveland Browns QB: missed two games following a concussion, expected to start Week 1 (ref)

Steve Smith: Carolina Panthers WR: missed practice following a concussion. Should play week 2, following a 1-game suspension (ref)

Matt Schaub: Houston Texans QB: missed 5 games last year due to concussion (ref)

Zach Thomas: Dallas Cowboys LB: missed two games last season following a concussion (ref)

DeShawn Wynn: Green Bay Packers: missed tie in training camp due to concussion (ref)

Let's see what happens...