In what is some surprising news, Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell is back at practice just six days removed from being brutally knocked out at the goal line after a big hit from Baltimore Ravens defensive back Jimmy Smith and admitting that he did not remember the play.
The hit jarred Bell’s helmet loose and caused him to lose consciousness, but that hasn’t stopped him from suiting up and practicing in full this week.
Aditi Kinkhabwala of NFL.com passed along the news:
LeVeon Bell, six days removed from getting knocked out cold in Baltimore, was a full participant at Wed’s Steelers practice
— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) December 4, 2013
Here is the hit that caused Bell to suffer the concussion:
Bell is now on track to start for the team on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins, but he will be monitored closely to see if he suffers any setbacks throughout the rest of the week.
When you consider the severity of the concussion and the fact that Bell was knocked out cold for a few minutes, it is troubling to see the doctors and team allowing him to suit up and go back on the field.
In mixed martial arts, you are given a minimum 60 day medical suspension if you are knocked unconscious. The NFL needs to severely review their rules.
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