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Everett Golson has ‘mild’ concussion; expected to be cleared this week

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A helmet-t0-helmet hit knocked Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson out of last Saturday’s game against Stanford, meaning that Tommy Rees once again had to come in and finish a game for the Irish this season. During his Sunday teleconference, coach Brian Kelly said that the hit resulted in a “mild” concussion for Golson.

However, Golson could be cleared early this week.

“We really can’t do anything with him physically until all the symptoms have been cleared, and then there’s the cognitive testing that has to take place,” Kelly said. “So our general protocol is we expect him tomorrow to be able to pass his cog test. If he does that, then we begin light exercise. If there’s no reoccurrence of any headaches then we clear him. If he doesn’t get cleared on Tuesday then we repeat the process and we continue with it.

“So the only thing that would be at risk here is if he’s not cleared for Tuesday, then he loses a lot of rep work on Tuesday. It doesn’t mean that he couldn’t still be a starter for us if he practices Wednesday and Thursday.”

Notre Dame hosts BYU next.

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5 Responses to “Everett Golson has ‘mild’ concussion; expected to be cleared this week”
  1. takingbovadasmoney says: Oct 15, 2012 2:01 PM

    “mild” concussion = “little” pregnant

  2. irishdodger says: Oct 15, 2012 2:06 PM

    I heard Rick Neuheisel complaining about the helmet-to-helmet hit that concussed EG. If a concussion isn’t proof, then he can’t be convinced.

  3. olebubba says: Oct 15, 2012 2:14 PM

    They will be fine either way…Rees or Golson can win against BYU. The offense will only need 10-14 points, BYU will not score over 10 against that defense.

  4. tampabayirish says: Oct 15, 2012 5:17 PM

    Be careful Irish fans. This game with BYU has “trap game” written all over it. The Wise Guys in the desert say Notre Dame by 13.5 to 14. I don’t know about that. The Irish may indeed crush BYU. But this is a classic sandwich game between an emotional victory the previous week (Stanford) and looking ahead to a highly ranked opponent (Oklahoma) in two weeks. Brian Kelly and his staff had better find something to “coach about” early this week to get the team’s full attention.

  5. effosugoblue says: Oct 15, 2012 7:20 PM

    Mild concussion, what a joke.

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