Though Eagles and Lions fans understandably disagree, something stinks about the ability of quarterback Mike Vick and running back Jahvid Best to re-enter their respective games on Sunday after suffering possible concussions. If, as the “WHEN IN DOUBT, LEAVE THEM OUT” memo sent by the league to all teams before the season states, players should be removed from games if there is “any suspicion” they have suffered concussions, Vick and Best should have been shut down.
The problem arises from the absence of independent neurologists at games. “The team medical staff examines players during games,” NFL spokesman Greg Aiello told PFT via email. “The team neurologist is not required to attend games.”
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