Carson Wentz took a helmet-to-helmet hit from behind during the first quarter of the Eagles wild card game last Sunday. While he stayed in for a few more passes, he knew something wasn’t right and sought the attention of sideline doctors.
In the medical tent, the veteran quarterback failed concussion protocol and was pulled from the game.
Speaking to the Associated Press on Thursday, the league’s chief medical officer applauded Wentz for his honesty in reporting the condition.
“I think what Carson Wentz did is heroic and should be highlighted,” said Dr. Allen Sills, noting, the seriousness of the injury.