Alex Smith did not sustain concussion, per team
Alex Smith was forced to leave the game against the Colts twice because of hits to the head, but he did not suffer a concussion.
This is a story that continues to get stranger. On Sunday, Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Alex Smith took a couple of really serious hits to his head. Both times, his head bounced off the turf of Lucas Oil Stadium, and both times, he was removed for concussion protocol. The second time, Smith did not return.
After the game, head coach Andy Reid stated that Smith passed the tests on both occasions. However, a team spokesman stepped in and corrected Reid, telling him that the second time, Smith failed. However, that is not the case.
On Monday, head trainer Rick Burkholder announced that the spokesman was incorrect. Smith did pass both sets of tests and while he will see an independent neurologist this week before being cleared, he is without symptoms.
Without Smith, the Chiefs were able to beat Indianapolis and moved to 5-2 on the season. With the Jacksonville Jaguars coming into Arrowhead Stadium this weekend, Smith should take all the time he needs. If there is even an ounce of doubt, hold him out.
All that said, Smith doesn’t have a concussion. So there’s that.