60.7 F
Beckley
Monday, September 28, 2020 2:55am

Tampa Bay Buccaneers WR Chris Godwin in concussion protocol


TAMPA, Fla. — Pro Bowl wide receiver Chris Godwin of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers is experiencing delayed-onset symptoms after a hit to the head Sunday and is in the concussion protocol for Week 2, coach Bruce Arians said.

Godwin took a hit to the head from New Orleans Saints safety D.J. Swearinger on a fourth-down play Sunday, but he was able to shake it off and walked off the field under his own power.

“He did not show any symptoms Monday or Tuesday and then showed up today with some, so we’re gonna be very, very cautious with that,” Arians said Wednesday.

Godwin, who led the Bucs with 79 receiving yards in Week 1, even participated in a Zoom call with media Tuesday.

“I’m fine. It was kind of just like a bang-bang play,” Godwin said Tuesday. “I was able to get up, go over to the sideline, ya know, get back together, and I was ready to go back in, but we were able to score a touchdown. … So, shout out to my guys for really finishing that drive.”

Godwin’s status in the concussion protocol does not mean he officially has a concussion. Players can enter the protocol if there is suspicion of a concussion.

Once in the protocol, players must clear a five-step process before returning to playing. The first step is to rest. The second step is some light exercise, with the third step being participating in football-specific exercise, followed by noncontact drills and full activity/clearance.

Fellow Pro Bowl wide receiver Mike Evans, who missed three days of practice last week due to a hamstring injury but played against the Saints, did practice Wednesday.

Godwin compiled 1,333 receiving yards last season, third most in the NFL, despite missing the final two games. He quickly established himself as a reliable target for Tom Brady, catching 85.7% of his targets Sunday.

The Bucs face the 0-1 Carolina Panthers at home Sunday.



Source link

Recent Articles

Trump Jr calls out Hunter Biden’s reported $3.5M wire transfer from Russian billionaire’s widow

Donald Trump Jr. on Sunday took to Twitter on Sunday to appeal to the news media to look into the reported wire transfer...

Live Updates: Biden vs Trump: US presidential election 2020

The campaign trail is starting to heat up between President Trump and Joe Biden, just one day before the first presidential debate is scheduled to take place in...

Federal appeals court halts Wisconsin ballot-counting extension

Handing a momentary victory for Republicans and President Trump in a state expected to play a major role in this year’s presidential election,...

Trump calls New York Times report that he avoid paying taxes ‘totally made up’

President Trump lambasted a New York Times report that said he paid no federal income taxes for 10 of the past 15 years, calling...

Media reaction to Barrett’s Supreme Court nomination is ‘the same all around’: Joe Concha

The mainstream media’s reaction to President Trump’s nomination to succeed the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court is “the same...

Related Stories