Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster was knocked out of Kansas City’s 27-17 win over the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday after he absorbed a monstrous hit from second-year safety Andre Cisco.

The ‘really scary play’ in question took place with six-and-a-half minutes to go in the second quarter on a third-and four from Kansas City’s 43-yard-line. Smith-Schuster was running a crossing route when he was blindsided by the Jacksonville safety as he attempted to haul in a pass from Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Smith-Schuster appears to have been knocked unconscious by the hit, and teammate Jerick McKinnon immediately motioned to the sideline for urgent medical attention.

Looks like JuJu Smith-Schuster got knocked out.pic.twitter.com/3ycHIBOrlc

— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) November 13, 2022

Ultimately, Smith-Schuster walked off the field under his own power before being helped to the locker room. And while the play initially drew a penalty flag, the officials decided to pick it up, much to the consternation of the Chiefs. Smith-Schuster was soon ruled out for the remainder of the game.

The CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation Reacts to the Hit

In the aftermath of the play, Chris Nowinski, founding CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, called for prayers for JuJu Smith-Schuster.

“Straight arms is the ‘fencing response.’ Means he was unconscious & deep parts of his brain are injured. He cannot return per protocol & for his sake I hope they give him multiple weeks to recover,” tweeted Nowinski.

Prayers for JuJu Smith-Schuster after this #concussion. Straight arms is the “fencing response”. Means he was unconscious & deep parts of his brain are injured. He cannot return per protocol & for his sake I hope they give him multiple weeks to recover. pic.twitter.com/nQVd5t45dS

— Chris Nowinski, Ph.D. (@ChrisNowinski1) November 13, 2022

As to why the penalty flag was picked up, Chiefs head coach Andy Reid said “the officials explained to him it was a ‘shoulder to shoulder’ hit on the play,” this according to Herbie Teope, Chiefs beat reporter for the Kansas City Star.

Chiefs coach Andy Reid said the officials explained to him it was a “shoulder to shoulder” hit on the play that JuJu Smith-Schuster suffered a …read more

Source:: Heavy.com

      

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