Johnny Manziel In Concussion Protocol, Unlikely To Play Saturday vs Edmonton

Manziel took a big hit in the Alouettes 24-17 loss to Ottawa last Saturday.

Montreal Alouettes QB Johnny Manziel is in the CFL concussion protocol, following what could be a delayed onset concussion.

Manziel took a big bit in Montreal’s game last Saturday vs Ottawa, but stayed in the game. At the time, he was able to recite the playbook, and was cleared to keep playing.

However, following the game he began exhibiting symptoms that could be related to a concussion, and is now unlikely to play on Saturday vs the Edmonton Eskimos.

Here’s what the Alouettes said in a statement:

“On Tuesday morning, Johnny Manziel mentioned to our medical staff that he felt symptoms that could be associated with the prescribed medication he uses for a previously diagnosed medical condition. He then missed practice in order to have some blood work done. In view of the hit he received on Saturday and the potential mitigating side effects of his prescribed medication, the Alouettes medical staff has placed Manziel under the CFL concussion protocol for further observation and precautionary reasons. Manziel will be closely observed and assessed in the next few days.”

While the Alouettes lost their last game, Manziel showed dramatic improvement compared to his nightmarish CFL debut.

With Manziel likely out of the game vs Edmonton, Montreal will likely start Antonio Pipkin – the fifth starter at QB Montreal has had in the last nine games.

Here are the highlights of Manziel’s second CFL start:

Spencer Fernando

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