Indianapolis Colts running back Nyheim Hines has been ruled out for the remainder of Thursday’s game against the Denver Broncos and has a concussion, according to Colts head coach Frank Reich during his press conference. post game.
The hit came in the first quarter when Colts quarterback Matt Ryan completed a pass to Hines for a 5-yard gain. After being tackled, Hines struggled to get back on his feet.
Video from the show shows Hines being hit in the back by another player and then hitting the turf. He was then seen on his feet and stumbling. Whistles were blown by the referees to stop play, and Hines was later helped off the field.
CNN has contacted the Colts for more information.
The incident with Hines comes as the NFL faces increasing scrutiny of its concussion protocol after Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa had to be taken off the field on a board and stretcher in a game against the Cincinnati Bengals on September 29. the former quarterback was sacked in the second quarter and stood motionless on the field for several minutes.
The video showed Tagovailoa’s forearms flexed and his fingers twisted – a sign that CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, a neurosurgeon, said was a “fencing response” and may be related to brain injury.
Just four days prior in a game against the Buffalo Bills, Tagovailoa was briefly knocked out of the game in the second quarter after a hit by Bills linebacker Matt Milano forced the back of the Dolphins QB’s helmet to touch the grass. Tagovailoa stumbled while getting up and was taken to the locker room for a concussion check. Milano was flagged for a blow to the setter.
The Dolphins initially announced Tagovailoa was questionable to return with a head injury, but he returned to the field in the third quarter and finished the game, throwing for 186 yards and a touchdown.
An investigation is currently underway into the management of Tagovailoa’s apparent head injury, while the unaffiliated neurotrauma consultant who was involved in the quarterback’s first concussion assessment is no longer working with the National Football League. Players Association (NFLPA).
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