However, at least one person with some background in the area of CTE is questioning why he was still in the game when he delivered that defining moment of his career. That’s because two plays earlier, Kupp was on the receiving end of a brutal looking hit to the head that drew a couple of flags and left him noticeably shaken.
Despite that, Kupp remained in the game, and made history by securing his second touchdown of the game to give his team the lead. As it turns out, that catch would also help him earn big game MVP honors.
Many have been concerned about how the NFL would handle a situation like this — when a big-name player take a hard hit late in an important game. Would they still step in? Or would they allow the player to play through the injury, possibly risking further damage?
In this case, they allowed Kupp to play, and neuroscientist Chris Nowinski called them out for it:
Nowinski is also a former WWE wrestler who has been studying the effects of CTE for years. I’m sure he won’t be the only one who’ll be question the NFL about their player safety concerns after this one.
WANT MORE FROM TOTALPROSPORTS? FOLLOW US ON GOOGLE NEWS.