Report: Packers' Bakhtiari re-entered game after concussion
Updated On: Jan 06 2014 09:44:18 AM CST
The NFL is investigating if Green Bay Packers offensive lineman David Bakhtiari re-entered Sunday's NFC wild-card playoff loss to the San Francisco 49ers while being evaluated for a concussion.
According to the Fox television broadcast of the game, Bakhtiari forced himself back into the game, briefly, after leaving with a possible concussion.
Bakhtiari exited the game after Packers running back Eddie Lacy's 3-yard run to the 1 in the fourth quarter. Bakhtiari was evaluated on the sideline for a concussion, according to the broadcast. One play later, running back John Kuhn scored a touchdown with 12:06 remaining. Bakhtiari re-entered the game for the extra point.
After Mason Crosby's extra-point kick, Bakhtiari was taken to the locker room and later ruled out with a concussion.
The NFL has a strict protocol for concussions and is looking into the matter to find out if the Packers failed to follow the proper procedure, according to multiple reports.
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