Former OSU Beaver Brandin Cooks avoids possible career altering concussion


A big sigh of relief for former Oregon State Beaver and current Houston Texans wide receiver Brandin Cooks.

On Sunday against the Indianapolis Colts, Cooks went hard face down into the turf and was later taken to the blue medical tent.

The team confirmed that he was being evaluated for a concussion.

Thankfully, Per ESPN Senior NFL insider Adam Schefter, it seemed that Cooks was clear of the concussion protocol.

Cooks has had a history of having concussions in his NFL career. Through his first six seasons in the NFL, Cooks has suffered at least five concussions.

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One more concussion for Cooks could result in an end to his career.

The Texans’ No. 1 receiver is obviously Cooks, and is expected to get even more passes thrown his way now that Will Fuller is suspended for the rest of the season. 

However, it is now fair to ask whether Cooks should play at all for the rest of the season with his recent injury history.

The Texans should look to make sure that, moving forward, Cooks and his head need to be checked on more each game to make sure his health will be good.