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Chiefs say they don’t think Alex Smith had a concussion

Kansas City Chiefs trainer Rick Burkholder spoke to the media on Monday and said that they do not think that Alex Smith actually had a concussion in Sunday’s game against the Colts.

He started off explaining the concussion protocol and the steps that are taken in it. He said that Alex Smith passed the first round of tests after that first hit. He then came back again after the second hit and went through the tests again and passed them again.

Burkholder said the confusion came when he told Chiefs PR during the game that Alex was out with a concussion when really he was going through the tests.

Burkholder said that Alex is “asymptomatic” this morning. He said it’s possible that he plays this weekend against the Jaguars but that there are more tests he will have to go through this week in order to play, including seeing an independent neurologist.

Andy Reid was asked a few questions about it but mostly deferred to Burkholder. He was asked about whether it was a cheap shot hit. He said he enjoys his money too much to make a comment on that.

Here’s video of the presser:

Andy Reid's Monday Press Conference

Watch Coach Reid's Monday press conference following the Chiefs 30-14 victory over the Indianapolis Colts.

Posted by The Kansas City Chiefs on Monday, October 31, 2016

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