Giants receiver Sterling Shepard won't play in Sunday's game against the Bills, as the receiver remains in the league's concussion protocol.
But now, questions have arisen within the league about the way Shepard entered the protocol to begin with.
Shepard played the entire game against the Cowboys and it wasn't until Monday that Pat Shurmur announced Shepard had a concussion.
But the play in question occurred in the third quarter on Sunday, and despite the process the league has in place for spotting possible head injuries-- with multiple "spotters" on the field and in the press box whose sole gameday responsibility is to make sure any potential head injuries are given medical attention-- no one seemed to notice when Shepard went down.
Now, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the NFL and NFLPA have initiated a review of concussion protocols, with both sides looking to find why a "breach in the protocol" happened, and how to prevent it from happening again.
Not only is it horrifying that the NFL's concussion spotter didn't see this/deem it worthy of removing Sterling Shepard from the field on Sunday (1 of 2) ... pic.twitter.com/8Z1yRi6pKn- Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) September 11, 2019
Even Giants linemen Jon Halapio and Kevin Zeitler seemed to notice the play as it happened, as they seemed to be pointing at Shepard while looking at the sideline.
But Kevin Zeitler and Jon Halapio are pointing at Shepard after the play, down on the ground. So the #Giants saw it. And Shepard stayed in the game. This is just unacceptable. pic.twitter.com/Xozec859hv- Pat Leonard (@PLeonardNYDN) September 11, 2019
Shepard stayed in the game, totaling six receptions on seven targets for 42 yards.