Kevin Kolb left a preseason game against Washington over the weekend with concussion-like symptoms. The play itself looked relatively harmless (by football standards) at full speed, but as Kolb went to the ground, a defender trying to avoid him on the scramble (#57) caught him in the helmet with glancing blow with his shin.
That hit, and the effect it had on Kolb, has caused concern within the Buffalo organization. The team signed another former Arizona quarterback, Matt Leinart, and Tim Graham of the Buffalo News says the injury could be career threatening.
Source tells me Bills concerned Kevin Kolb’s concussion may be career-ending and they’re proceeding with that in mind.
— Tim Graham (@ByTimGraham) August 25, 2013
Kolb saw his starting career in Philadelphia derailed in his first game after Donovan McNabb left for Minnesota, getting knocked out of the 2010 season opener against the Packers with a concussion. Mike Vick replaced him, and Kolb would later get traded to Arizona, where he took a beating and had several injuries. With this latest concussion, one has to wonder whether Kolb, who seems cursed at this point, should even come back if cleared.
As for the Bills, E.J. Manuel was on his way to starting the regular season, but has been out with a knee injury, andthere’s no telling if he’ll be ready for the opener. The bad news for the Bills also continued with Stephon Gilmore, last year’s top pick, being out for a large chunk of the season with a hand/wrist injury.
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