Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman admits he played with concussion

Sep 16, 2012; Pittsburgh , PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman (33) runs out of the tunnel before the game against the New York Jets at Heinz Field. The Steelers won the game, 27-10. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

If you just so happened to be watching the Pittsburgh Steelers take on the Cincinnati Bengals in Week Two, you may recall that running back Isaac Redman was taken out of the game with concussion like symptoms on the opening kickoff.

Minutes later though, Redman (after a short trip to the locker room) returned – presumably cleared of any concussion, or, so we thought.

Redman today shared some information that likely has the NFL less than thrilled as he admitted that not only suffered and played through a concussion, but said that he was ‘out of it’ for the entire game.

Per the Post Gazette:

Redman left the second game of the season after he was hit in the head on the kickoff, which he said gave him a concussion, but he returned to play in that game at Cincinnati after he was evaluated, apparently fooling the doctors into letting him return to play.

“I had a concussion,” Redman said Wednesday. “I was pretty much out of it the rest of the game. I just tried to go back in.”

He was successful, too. During the game, the Steelers announced Redman was being evaluated for a concussion. He returned shortly thereafter in uniform and re-entered the game for the first offensive series of the second quarter.

So how did he fool the medical staff into thinking he was fit to return?

“I said I was all right,” he answered.

Yikes.

Topics: Isaac Redman, Pittsburgh Steelers

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