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New York Giants’ John Conner Suffered a Concussion in 20-16 Win Over Steelers

August 10th, 2014 at 1:00 PM
By Dan Benton

Above all else, the biggest takeaway from the first two games of the preseason for the New York Giants has been health. Although a large number of players have endured injuries during practice and/or sat out against both the Buffalo Bills and Pittsburgh Steelers, the team has managed to steer clear of on-field injuries for the most part. Unfortunately, fullback John Conner became the sole exception on Saturday night.

On the final offensive play of the game for the Giants (victory formation not withstanding), Conner made helmet-to-helmet contact with a defender and immediately appeared dazed. He made his way off the field and admitted after the game that he was "dinged up."

At the time, Conner was unsure if it would be officially labeled as a concussion, but shortly after postgame interviews, the veteran fullback was sent for tests and went through the full concussion protocol. Results for those tests were not immediately made public.

If Conner did, in fact, suffer a concussion, he will be unable to practice until team doctors clear him using the league-mandated concussion protocol. It would also make Conner the 25th (pending count from other games played on Saturday night) NFL player to suffer a concussion since the start of training camp — a truly staggering figure when you consider how hard the league is trying to crack down on the number of concussions.

Conner is currently involved in a camp battle with Henry Hynoski for the Giants' starting fullback job.

Update: Head coach Tom Coughlin confirmed in a Sunday conference call that Conner was officially diagnosed with a concussion.

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3 Responses to “New York Giants’ John Conner Suffered a Concussion in 20-16 Win Over Steelers”

  1.  Dirt says:

    FF55,

    Not sure if you’re talking about the same play, but I remember one where Nassib rolled our and Robinson started to cut inside, realized that made absolutely no sense, and because he’s the JPP of nothing, couldn’t correct course in time to get outside to be a viable option.

  2.  skinnydoogan says:

    Perhaps it is time for JR to call the Bears and see what they want for the Unicorn? Makes perfect sense to me, in one fell swoop, TE problem solved.

    •  Kettles78 says:

      I was hoping they would just cut him and the Giants can make a play to bring him back. He might drop the ball once in a while but he can catch for the most part and is a pretty good blocker

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