by JJ CooperBen Roethlisberger was a spinal cord concussion
It's the same injury that left Tommy Maddox motionless on the field after a sack against the Titans in 2002, but he also quickly returned to action. It didn't turn out as well for Ravens' safety Dawan Landry, as he had to be placed on injured reserve this year after a spinal cord concussion.
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A spinal cord concussion explains the numbness, and like most spinal cord concussions, Roethlisberger's symptoms went away quickly. If this news had come out a week ago, it would have caused massive anxiety for all Steelers' fans, but a day after he answered any questions about his health by leading Pittsburgh to an easy win over the Chargers, it's just a minor blip.
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