Browns quarterback Colt McCoy was not tested for a concussion after a helmet-to-helmet hit by Pittsburgh’s James Harrison in last Thursday’s game, the Associated Press reports.
Browns president Mike Holmgren told reporters today that despite reports from the team that they maintained proper protocol following the vicious hit, the team trainers did not check McCoy for concussion symptoms because they did not see the play. According to the AP, the trainers were tending to other players at the time of the collision.
Since the incident, the NFL Players Association has launched an investigation in order to gather information about what measures were taken by Cleveland’s training staff. The 25-year-old McCoy was allowed by the Browns to play the remainder of the fourth quarter following the hit.
Harrison has been suspended one game for the head-to-head hit that resulted in McCoy’s concussion.