Patriots’ DeVante Parker rips NFL over concussion monitor failure

DeVante Parker isn’t happy with the NFL’s concussion trackers.

The Patriots stumbled after Antonio Hamilton hit his head on a 10-yard field goal during Monday’s win over the Cardinals. Officials were alerted that Parker needed help after teammate Nelson Agholor signaled to stop the play.

“Yalls f-kin job go @NFL,” Parker wrote on his Instagram story on Tuesday. “Thank you, my brother was aware of the situation.”

New England Patriots wide receiver DeVante Parker (1) is out on the field
The NFLPA is considering dealing with Devante Parker’s head injury Monday night.
AP photo

Parker went to the locker room and did not return to the game.

The NFL Players Association has launched an investigation into the situation, the latest high-profile head injury issue for the league.

On Sept. 25, Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa returned to action against the Bills despite showing signs of a head injury. He was cleared to play four days later against the Bengals, but hit his head and suffered a concussion that briefly hospitalized him.

Parker took to Instagram on Tuesday to update the NFL and his concussion watchers.
Parker took to Instagram on Tuesday to update the NFL and his concussion watchers.
DeVante Parker

Following Tagovailoa’s injuries, the NFL fired a neurotrauma consultant who was not responsible for the Sept. 25 game. The league and players’ union have added ataxia, defined as a disorder of balance/stability, coordination of movement or speech caused by a neurological problem, to the list of symptoms to prevent players from returning to games. , amended the concussion protocol.


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