Steelers QB Mason Rudolph won’t return vs. Ravens after suffering concussion on scary hit
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph will not return to the game after suffering a very scary hit that left him unconscious in the middle of the field.
#Steelers make it official: QB Mason Rudolph will not return to today’s game after being diagnosed with a concussion.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 6, 2019
Obviously, Rudolph was diagnosed with a concussion after taking a hit to the head by ravens safety Earl Thomas. After letting the ball loose, Rudolph appeared to get knocked out instantly and was limp by the time he hit the ground.
While the Pittsburgh medical team attempted to cart the 24-year-old off the field, the machine malfunctioned and Rudolph was forced to walk off the field with the help of his teammates.
It appeared he had no idea where he was as players on both sides took a knee in hopes that the young quarterback would be okay. Rudolph was taken to the hospital to be evaluated after leaving the field.
Before coming off the field, Rudolph was in the midst of having another impressive performance going 13-20 with a touchdown pass.
Third string signal caller, Devlin Hodges will take over for Rudolph as the Steelers are locked in a tight game with their division rival Ravens as one team looks to move up in the standings in the AFC North.
Since taking over for Ben Roethlisberger, Rudolph has filled in admirably given the circumstances.
One can only hope that the second year quarterback will be okay and return sometime later this season once he is cleared by the Pittsburgh medical staff.