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Trent Green suffers second concussion in two years

Miami Dolphin Quarterback Trent Green was injured trying to throw a block on a busted play.

HOUSTON — Miami Dolphins quarterback Trent Green suffered a concussion and was taken off the field on a stretcher Sunday after trying to throw a block against Houston.

The 37-year-old Green was sidelined for more than half of last season for the Kansas City Chiefs after sustaining a concussion in the opener.

The Dolphins had the ball at the Texans 25-yard line when Green tried to pitch the ball to Ted Ginn Jr. The rookie fumbled, then picked the ball up and reversed field as the defense chased him.

Texans defensive tackle Travis Johnson hit Green in the head with his knee before Ginn was tackled by Anthony Weaver. After the play ended, Johnson stood over Green and taunted him, drawing a 15-yard penalty.

Green lay still for several seconds as medical staff rushed to check on him. The Dolphins gathered near midfield and kneeled to pray a few feet away.

While I hope Green has a speedy recovery, you have to wonder if this second concussion could end the veteran’s career. Green is thirty-seven-years-old and was showing his age even before today’s incident.

Two comments on the play

1- What happened was 100% accidental. Green was attempting to throw a block and took a knee to the head.

2- While Ginn scurried around the field on the play, I was yelling for the WR to throw the ball. He has thrown passes in the past. I seem to remember reading somewhere Ginn having the ability to throw the ball.

At half-time Miami is up 16-10. I will be happy if the Dolphins’ prediction I made earlier today turns out to be wrong.

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