Lions tight end Dorin Dickerson hid concussion to stay in game

Monday December 23rd, 2013

Doris Dickerson (Leon Halip/Getty Images) Dorin Dickerson believes he suffered his third concussion on Sunday. (Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Lions tight end Dorin Dickerson believes he sustained a concussion on a special teams play in the fourth quarter against the Giants on Sunday.

But he told ESPN's Michael Rothstein that he didn't report the concussion until he made two errors in overtime of the 23-20 loss. Dickerson said he "just got knocked out," and a team spokesperson said Dickerson didn't say anything about the concussion until after he dropped an open pass and was called for holding on consecutive plays.

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"Got a little concussion. Should have reported it," Dickerson said. "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, who said he believed it was the third concussion of his career, had one catch for eight yards Sunday.

The third-year man out of Pitt is on his third NFL team. He has 11 career receptions.

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