When Kevin Kolb was sacked in the second quarter by Packers LB Clay Matthews, he was slow to get up. When Fox showed the replays it was clear that his head was driven into the ground. Afterward, he was walking around on the sidelines rubbing his jaw and looking a bit dazed. He would return to the game on the next series, but threw three incomplete passes and according to Michael Vick, wasn't seeing clearly.
"I didn't know exactly how Kevin [Kolb] was feeling. He just had a distraught look in his face and I got concerned, but seeing him throw the ball on the sidelines, he was throwing strong, so I figured he was going back in. On the next possession he said he wasn't seeing things clearly, so he opted to come out and that was probably the smart thing to do. Health is very important in this game."
After the game, Andy Reid was asked why Kevin Kolb was allowed back in the game after the hit when it was later revealed that he had suffered a concussion.The question was asked in tandem with why Stewart Bradley was also allowed back.
"They were fine. All of the questions that they answered with the doctors registered well, but as it went on, they weren’t feeling well, so we took them out."
Kolb will now need to pass concussion tests by both the team and an independent physician before he will be cleared to play.
This is one of those things that's tough to judge. For Andy Reid's part, he doesn't have much of a choice but to listen to what his doctors/trainers say. Do the trainers just have to trust their tests? Are the tests not good enough?