Will Yoder
Friday December 30th, 2011

Colt McCoy does not blame the Browns trainers for how they handled his concussion that has kept him out of Cleveland’s lineup since he suffered the blow three weeks ago, according to the Associated Press.

Browns president Mike Holmgren told reporters several weeks ago that despite reports from the team that they maintained proper protocol following the vicious hit from Steelers linebacker James Harrison, 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 was been suspended one game for the head-to-head hit that resulted in McCoy’s concussion.

SI Apps
We've Got Apps Too
Get expert analysis, unrivaled access, and the award-winning storytelling only SI can provide - from Peter King, Tom Verducci, Lee Jenkins, Seth Davis, and more - delivered straight to you, along with up-to-the-minute news and live scores.