The NFL takes concussions very seriously, so they will not be happy to hear the comments that were made by Detroit Lions tight end Dorin Dickerson following the team’s loss to the New York Giants in Week 16.
When speaking to the media after the game, Dickerson admitted that he suffered a concussion before the game but that he never reported it to the team’s doctors.
Dickerson said that he “just got knocked out” early in the fourth quarter and he didn’t mention the concussion until a few mistakes in overtime.
“Got a little concussion. Should have reported it,” Dickerson said, via ESPN.com. “Thought I could get through it.
“I mean, honestly, probably, after we leave here, I probably won’t remember talking to you guys. I’m not trying to make excuses. I’m just telling the truth. I thought I had a pretty good game up until that play.”
Dickerson said that he believes it was the third concussion of his career.
He will now need to go through the NFL’s concussion protocol before being cleared by doctors to return to the field.