Union looking into Eagles' concussions
The NFL Players Association is gathering information about the Philadelphia Eagles' decision to reinsert quarterback Kevin Kolb and linebacker Stewart Bradley into Sunday's game against the Green Bay Packers.
Both players suffered concussions during the game.
Both returned to play in the first half after being injured. At halftime, the Eagles announced that both players had suffered concussions and would not return to the game. Neither played in the second half.
Under the NFL's bolstered concussion guidelines, a player is not to return to a game if he suffers a concussion or demonstrates signs of a concussion.
Eagles Coach Andy Reid said after Sunday's game that Kolb and Bradley initially performed well on concussion-related tests performed by members of the team's medical staff. When the players didn't feel well later, Reid said Sunday, they were removed from the game.
The Eagles announced Monday that both players were undergoing further concussion-related tests. It is not clear if either will play in this Sunday's game at Detroit.
Neither is expected to participate in practice before Friday at the soonest. Under NFL guidelines, the players are to be cleared by an independent neurologist before resuming practicing or playing in another game.
George Atallah, the union's assistant executive director of external affairs, said Monday that the union was gathering information about the handling of Kolb's and Bradley's injuries. Thom Mayer, the union's medical director, told ESPN that the union's review showed so far that the Eagles had followed the league's concussion guidelines.
September 13, 2010; 9:12 PM ET
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