Kevin Kolb struggled answering on-the-field questions following concussion
During Saturday’s preseason game against the Washington Redskins, Buffalo Bills quarterback Kevin Kolb was knocked unconscious and removed from the game. At the time, the severity of the concussion was not immediately known. Since then, Kolb’s concussion has been described as possibly career ending and will certainly force him to miss an extended period of time during the regular season.
According to Tim Graham of the Buffalo News, Kolb’s concussion was bad enough that he struggled answering on-the-field test questions following the hard hit.
Graham is reporting that Kolb had a hard time answering who he was or where he was, which are questions often asked to determine if someone has a concussion.
Saturday’s concussion marks the third one of Kolb’s career and with the long-term impact of numerous concussions becoming more well known, Kolb may have to choose to retire instead of risk his health.
With Kolb out on Saturday and EJ Manuel still recovering from surgery, the Bills placed back up Jeff Tuel into the game.
Tuel played for three quarters and as of now is expected to be the team’s week one starting quarterback against the New England Patriots.
During the preseason, Tuel has thrown for 299 yards, with 2 touchdowns and 0 interceptions.