Pittsburgh Steelers running back Isaac Redman told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Ed Bouchette that he played last Monday night's game with a concussion. Redman said he was examined and returned to the game after telling team doctors, "I was all right."
Redman was hit in the head on the opening kickoff, which he said gave him a concussion, but he returned to play in that game at Cincinnati after he was evaluated, apparently fooling the doctors into letting him return to play.
"I had a concussion," Redman said Wednesday. "I was pretty much out of it the rest of the game. I just tried to go back in."
He was successful, too. During the game, the Steelers announced Redman was being evaluated for a concussion. He returned shortly thereafter in uniform and re-entered the game for the first offensive series of the second quarter.
The Steelers said in a statement to NFL Media that they followed all of the NFL's guidelines in checking Redman for a concussion.
"Isaac was taken out of the game, and we announced that he was being evaluated for a concussion. He was then taken through the proper protocol by our medical staff and it was deemed he was cleared to return to action after multiple examinations. He then re-entered the game and saw action shortly thereafter and throughout the rest of the game."
-- Bill Bradley, contributing editor