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After Receiving Concussion in September, Michael Oher Still Remains in Concussion Protocol

by: Black Adam Schefter On  Sunday, January 29, 2017

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Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Michael Oher’s only game action this past season came in September because of a concussion he received.  Four months later, he has yet to be cleared to play, according to  The Charlotte Observer.

Although he hasn’t played since September, Oher has progressed to the point where he can at least work out, but the team has said very little about his status going forward.

Panthers General Manager Dave Gettleman told the Charlotte Observer that he hasn’t spoke to Oher very much.

“I haven’t spoken to Michael in a little bit. I haven’t texted with him in a little bit. I want to back off and leave him alone. Because we want what’s best for Michael, really and truly,” Gettleman told the Observer this week at Senior Bowl practices in Mobile, Ala.

The report also stated the Observer saw in November that Oher was experiencing sensitivity to light, as well as issues involving his vestibular ocular system, which is responsible for integrating vision, movement and balance.



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