Green Bay Packers cornerback Sam Shields is being evaluated for a concussion. Nothing has been confirmed, but Shields missed four weeks after suffering a concussion in 2015.
That could be bad news for the Packers.
If Shields is diagnosed with a concussion, this will be his fourth. Has not been determined yet. https://t.co/bsAnMo8QLs
— Michael Cohen (@Michael_Cohen13) September 11, 2016
Concussions typically become more severe the more they occur. Thus, if Shields missed four games with a concussion in 2015 and he has another one, the Packers could be without their No. 1 corner for some time.
Shields had three tackles on Sunday
Jesus Fucking Christ. Well, it was a nice little career you had, Sam, damn shame about your brain turning to pudding, good luck with that.
At some point Shields needs to assess the risks associated w life after football.
I remember Stan Humphries giving up possible playing years making that call after numerous concussions.
You never know how bad it is. I think the new protocol means a player that takes a blow to the head goes to the locker room for evaluation. They did that with Marshall from Denver on Thursday, Marshall returned, and I think there was concern they did not do so with Newton after a blow to the head on one play. This will be the new NFL.
I really thought they might pull Shields after the Yeldon TD run. It appeared that Yeldon’s knee clipped the side of Shield’s helmet.
Is Robertson Daniel on a practice squad? If not we may know tomorrow or Tuesday If Shields has a concussion. If the team signs Daniel or another corner to the practice squad that would be a bad sign for Shields. Shields is one concussion away from retirement.
I would not be surprised to see him retire. This is his 4th concussion.