Posted on September 11, 2012 · Posted in Brain Injury

First the word was that New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis didn’t have a concussion. Now it turns out that he did.

In the fourth quarter of the Jets’ winning game Sunday against the Buffalo Bills, during a tackle Revis was kicked in the head by a teammate, Bart Scott, according to The Star-Ledger of Newark. The paper also reported that Revis hadn’t sustained a concussion.

Well, in Tuesday’s paper The Ledger reported that in fact Revis has sustained a mild concussion. Now the hubbub is whether he will get the OK from a team doctor and an independent neurological consultant to return to the field on Sunday, when the Jets meet the tough Pittsburgh Steelers and their quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

New York sports columnists only seemed concerned about whether Revis will be on the field to help the Jets win Sunday. Shouldn’t they be asking why the immediate, initial diagnosis of the player was wrong, that he did have a concussion?







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Attorney Gordon S. Johnson, Jr.
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