Michael Vick’s Concussion: Effects of Repeated Injury Are Validating NFL Policy

December 8, 2012   ·     ·   Jump to comments

As the weeks go by, Michael Vick's concussion is becoming more and more concerning.
It is also serving as validation for the NFL's strict concussion policy.
Vick suffered his concussion all the way back on November 11th during the Philadelphia Eagles' Week 10 38-23 loss to the Dallas Cowboys.
Nick Foles has started for the Eagles since, and this week, Andy Reid named Foles the starting quarterback for the remainder of the season regardless of Vick's health.
Yet the story doesn't end there.
According to the Associated Press, Vick has once again been ruled out for Week 14, the fourth game in a row that he will miss due to his concussion.
The fact that Vick is still experiencing symptoms should not be overlooked just because he is no longer the Eagles' starter.
Quite the opposite.
Vick's persistent symptoms represent an ominous sign for his future as well as a testimony to the necessity of extreme caution when handling concussions.
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