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Kevin Boss sustains concussion

via espnnewyork.com

“New York Giants tight end Kevin Boss was knocked out of Sunday’s season-opening win over the Carolina Panthers with a neck injury and a concussion.

Boss was taken off the field on a cart after he was hit in the back of the head by Carolina safety Sherrod Martin in the first quarter and did not return to the game.

The NFL instituted a stricter concussion policy in December 2009 that stated players who show signs or symptoms of a concussion cannot return to the field on the same day.

Boss was hit in the back of the head by Martin’s helmet as he came down after trying to corral an Eli Manning pass on second-and-23 from the Giants’ 31-yard line at 11:19 of the first quarter.

Boss got onto the cart on his own and was sitting up as he was carted off the field. He spent the second half of the Giants’ 31-18 win over the Panthers on the sideline.

Backup tight end Travis Beckum replaced Boss on Sunday. He and Boss are the only tight ends on the Giants’ 53-man roster. Tackle William Beatty was forced to line up at tight end on a few plays.

Beckum said he spoke with Boss in the locker room at halftime and on the sideline in the second half. He indicated that Boss was unaffected by the collision.

“He’s doing fine. It’s just a little hit to the back of the head. He was perfect,” Beckum said.”

It is unknown if Boss will play next week.


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One Response to “Kevin Boss sustains concussion”

  1. Jason C. says:

    It’s good to see that the NFL has a STRICT NEW CONCUSSION POLICY (we won’t even get into Stewart Bradley, where the Eagles should be fined and investigated for, but I digress), but they aren’t enforcing the “defenseless receiver” rule, that was CLEARLY broken on the play that got Kevin Boss hurt (which is the reason that rule exists eh?).
    Officiating was a joke yesterday, I understand there’s a hold on every play, so they 100 or so holds on the Giants probably were warranted, but to not call any on Carolina who were pulling tackling and grabbing all day (there was one in particular in the 3rd quarter where Tuck was grabbed pulled down to the ground and then rolled onto and held down with no call). Let’s just hope the officiating is a little more consistent for the rest of the season.

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