Usually I do not call into question the medical teams of professional sports unless there is a huge “red flag”. I don’t do this to be a jerk, rather to show what the stigma of concussions really is; an uneducated population. Case in point Zack Bowman of the Chicago Bears, who laid on the field for a period of time in the first preseason game against Buffalo after delivering a hard hit to Paul Hubbard.
Initial reports had Bowman sustaining a concussion but later that was denied by the organization and Bowman. Granted the teams do not have to disclose injury information during the preseason this issue steams of misinformation, via ESPNChicago.com (bold my emphasis);
Chicago Bears cornerback Zack Bowman said Monday he was “good to go” and didn’t suffer a concussion Saturday, but then Bowman was held out of practice.
Bowman said he was out for about 15 seconds after delivering a hard hit against the Buffalo Bills’ Paul Hubbard in the third quarter.
WAIT ONE SECOND!!! We all understand that you do not need loss of consciousness to sustain a concussion, however when there is loss of consciousness THAT IS a disruption of normal brain function, a.k.a. a concussion. So what is it? We are going to list Bowman as having a concussion on our official list due to this statement.