AUGUST 19, 2017 7:57 PM
Cornerback Orlando Scandrick was the first visitor of 2017 to the SidelinER tent on Saturday, reportedly undergoing a “cognitive evaluation” after combining on a tackle with linebacker Damien Wilson in the second quarter. He must have known he was going to be evaluated after the play, as he slammed his helmet on the sideline turf coming off the field.
All 32 NFL teams will debut the sideline medical tents this season. The trend started in the college football ranks, with Alabama’s football program bringing theirs out ahead of the curve on Sept. 12, 2015 during a game against Middle Tennessee, according to USA Today.
The collapsible tents are attached to the base of a trainer’s table and pulled over the top in a matter of seconds.
Scandrick emerged from the Blue Star triage unit in short order Saturday, but was declared done for the night after the episode. He was not diagnosed with a concussion.
By Matthew Martinez for the Fort Worth Star-Telegram