Oregon quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. told media he’ll play this Saturday against Michigan State despite being dazed by a shot to the head that knocked him from this past weekend’s game against Eastern Washington.
You can see the play above; as for Adams’ possibly suffering brain injury:
Oregon coach Mark Helfrich was asked if Adams’ return to the sideline was evidence that he was not concussed and if he thought it was a cheap shot.
“I will say you’re a smart man on your first question,” said Helfrich, who declined to answer the second part of the question.
That’s a curious way of not answering the question, especially given how disoriented Adams appeared to be after taking the hit. If the goal was to convince the media Adams didn’t suffer a concussion, it worked.
Eastern Washington’s John Kreifels earned an ejection for the hit on his former teammate; reader Travis writes in to note an EWU player also may have suffered a concussion on the play, given his condition seen here: