Concussion expert irate when Texans' QB returns after hard hit

Hope Soto
December 11, 2017

After being evaluated for a concussion following the hit, Savage returned to the field for one series - which probably was not a good idea.

Time to throw another flag on the NFL's sideline concussion protocol.

Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage suffered a wicked hit in the first half of Sunday's game against the San Francisco 49ers but was allowed to re-enter. Savage could be seen on video shaking as he appeared dazed from the blow which drove his head into the turf.

He, Tank Carradine, Solomon Thomas, Cassius Marsh and Elvis Dumervil will play defensive end today.

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According to reports on the scene, Savage then was taken into the medical tent during the possession change while the Texans were on defense. Last season, Savage had been sidelined for a concussion before entering the game to take a kneel down, prior to exiting the game again.

Whether it's games or players, the losses keep piling up for the Houston Texans. Before the Texans' next offensive series, a team official held Savage's jersey and arm as he tried to return to the field.

Savage had been benched earlier in the season in favor of Watson and has been 1-5 in his starts during the 2017 season.

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