Brandon Meriweather goes down after second helmet to helmet hit

August 18, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Washington Redskins defensive back Brandon Meriweather (31) leaves the field after being injured against the Chicago Bears during the second quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Redskins safety Brandon Meriweather has been flying around the field looking for vicious hits and it ended up costing him early in the second quarter. After delivering a helmet to helmet hit that knocked Green bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy out with a concussion, Meriweather may have done himself in with a second helmet to helmet hit.

Packers running back James Starks was running down the sideline when Meriweather led with his head and clashed helmets.

Meriweather immediately went down to the turf and stayed down until the medical staff came out to evaluate him. They immediately took his helmet and walked him to the locker room. He is likely done for the day.

For his two hits, Meriweather can expect a nice fine from the NFL as they continue to crack down on blows to the head.

Meriweather has provided classic examples of why the NFL is cutting down on those kind of hits — two helmet to helmet shots and two injuries. It’s just not what you like to see.

Topics: Brandon Meriweather, Washington Redskins

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