Originally posted on The Bay Cave  |  Last updated 2/10/13
During the 2012 season, there were times where Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano was careful to not say the word “concussion” when addressing players who appeared on injury reports with a head injury. But the Buccaneers are not the only ones who take that approach.  In fact, teams categorize possible concussions as “illness”, “head injury”, or “neck injury.” Such reporting of possible concussions have brought the NFL a lot of scrutiny on how they handle potential concussions. It doesn’t stop there though. Teams have been criticized and fined for not handling a concussion properly. In 2011, the Cleveland Browns cleared quarterback Colt McCoy to re-enter a game against the Pittsburgh Steelers after experiencing concussion-like symptoms from a hit he took. This past season, Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III left a game after taking a hit along the sidelines. The Redskins described him as being “shaken up” during the game but after, head coach Mike Shanahan described Gr
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