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Cutler has played in just five games this season after missing the same number of contests with a thumb injury in the early portion of the year. He has completed just 59.1% of his passes with four touchdowns and five interceptions.
But the situation presents an opportunity to review the safeguards in place to ensure players don’t play after suffering concussions and, perhaps, provide an example of how those protections are imperfect.
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The NFL and Pagano confirmed Tuesday that the spotters took no action when Luck was driven into the turf in the fourth quarter on a hit by nose tackle Austin Johnson, a play that ended with Luck clearly hitting his head when knocked to the ground. Spotters, according to the NFL, have access to the television broadcast of the game and the assistance of a video technician to help tag and label possible incidents on tape so they can be referenced later, if necessary.
Colts quarterback Andrew Luck suffered a concussion at some point in the team’s win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday, a fact that raises an obvious question: How, then, did Luck finish the game without being assessed or pulled out by medical personnel.