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Sunday Football Notes

When it comes to concussions, protocol matters

When Patriots receiver Julian Edelman took a huge shot to the head on Thursday night against the Jets, it was obvious that he sustained a concussion. He was dazed, confused, and pounded. There are no such things as “dings” anymore. They’re all concussions. The difference is just the degrees.

As soon as the game concluded, Patriots fans immediately asked, “When is he going to be back?” The simple answer is, nobody knows, not even the player or the team.

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