Jay Ajayi literally put Patrick Chung in the concussion protocol pic.twitter.com/6QHdrTaetI— Chris Spags (@ChrisSpags) February 5, 2018
The New England Patriots may have lost the Super Bowl last Sunday, but they are still in the news because of their Jamaican-born defensive safety, Patrick Chung?
Questions are being asked whether the Kingston-born Chung played with a concussion in Sunday’s Super Bowl. Chung was removed from Super Bowl 52 in the fourth quarter with a concussion, per Michael David Smith of Pro Football Talk.
However, Chung was reportedly initially concussed during the third quarter while attempting to tackle Philadelphia Eagle’s running back Jay Ajayi.
The player stayed on the ground following the tackle and the team’s medical staff helped him off the field. But the New England medical staff evaluated Chung and he later returned to the game.
However, with three minutes remaining in the fourth quarter, Chung went down again in the aftermath of another tackle and that is when the Patriots announced that he would be out for the remaining minutes of the game.
New England went on to lose 41-33 to the Eagles in Super Bowl 52. Now many are questioning the NFL’s concussion protocol even as more research is coming out about the impact of head injuries in football.
Chung is set to recuperate over the break and hopefully return to play football next season.