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    NFL Probing Texan QB’s Clearance After Hit

    Somebody’s head needs an examination. After Tom Savage took a solid hit from San Francisco’s Elvis Dumervil Sunday, video replay showed him dazed on the ground, hands shaking — but a sidelines neurotrauma consultant cleared him to continue. Three fruitless plays later, he was re-examined and diagnosed with a concussion, making him the sixth Houston player dealing with the injury that’s plaguing the sport. Chris Nowinski, who’s campaigning against brain injuries, said he was “disgusted” by Savage’s treatment, and the league is investigating whether its concussion protocol was followed.

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