The NFL is looking into the handling of Texans QB Tom Savage after scary hit

Houston Texans quarterback Tom Savage was ruled out of the game against the San Francisco 49ers with a concussion, but the NFL is looking into the handling of that situation.

Midway through the second quarter, Savage took a shot after attempting a pass and his reaction to the blow was frightening. He appeared frozen in place momentarily and his hands began to shake before he finally rolled over onto his stomach.

Savage left the field, but was allowed to return. He did not leave for the locker room until the next series, and he then was ruled out for the rest of the afternoon with a concussion.

NFL chief medical officer Dr. Allen Stills has already started reviewing the steps taken by everyone involved after Savage was hit, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

This isn’t the first time there have been questions asked about the handling of a player who needs to be checked for a concussion. The Seattle Seahawks have been investigated by the NFL for quarterback Russell Wilson staying in the injury tent for mere seconds before returning to the field after a referee sent him off to the sidelines to be checked for a concussion.

Also, Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett finished a game in November against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but afterwards was placed in concussion protocol.

However, what those situations don’t have is a player twitching while on the ground.

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