After a scary scene Sunday afternoon at Heinz Field, there is some good news on Mason Rudolph.
The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, who was knocked out of Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens after a frightening hit from Earl Thomas, reportedly has been released from the hospital, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Rudolph now is in the concussion protocol.
That certainly does seem like a the best case scenario after the hit, which seemed to knock Rudolph unconscious momentarily. Medical officials removed Rudolph’s facemask on the field, but the quarterback was able to get up and get over to the sideline without.
The hit did warrant a roughing the passer call, but Thomas remained in the game. It’s to be determined whether further action will be taken by the NFL.
The Ravens won in overtime on a field goal.
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