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Colt McCoy ruled out Saturday with concussion

Posted on: December 22, 2011 2:32 pm
 
McCoy will miss Week 16 with a concussion. (Getty Images)

By Will Brinson


Colt McCoy missed Week 15's game after suffering a concussion in Cleveland's loss to Pittsburgh during Week 14, and he won't play in Week 16 either, as the Browns have ruled him out for Saturday's game.

That's according to our Browns Rapid Reporter Marty Gitlin, who also notes that wide receiver Jordan Norwood (also suffering from a concussion) has been ruled out of the game.

Earlier in the week, it was believed to be "likely" that the Browns would start backup Seneca Wallace Saturday against Baltimore, even though McCoy was reportedly almost recovered from the concussion.

McCoy's injury, suffered on a nasty hit from Steelers linebacker James Harrison, generated plenty of controversy around the league. The Browns never tested McCoy for a concussion and inserted him in the game two plays after the injury, which led the NFL to institute a new concussion policy that begins this week.

Additionally, Harrison was suspended for a game as a result of the hit and later said he believed the Browns should also be punished by the NFL for failing to properly diagnose the concussion. (They weren't, and won't be.)

The Browns also placed safety T.J. Ward on injured reserve with a sprained foot, per Gitlin.


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Comments

Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 3:38 pm
 

Colt McCoy ruled out Saturday with concussion

The Browns never tested McCoy for a concussion and inserted him in the game two plays after the injury,
Hey Browns, nice work. Unfortunately you're two weeks too late. The coach of the Browns (whoever that is this year) should be suspended for a game. But DICK-Tator Goodeele won't do it. He's too stupid.


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