Quite the firestorm got kicked up on Tuesday when Redskins rookie LB Su'a Cravens sent out a Snapchat video talking about his return from the concussion suffered during the Browns game.
While the Snapchat video was quickly reported to have "zero truth," Washington coach Jay Gruden updated both Cravens' status, both social media and health, on Wednesday.
"He's coming along pretty good, as we understand," Gruden said. "He's still in the [NFL concussion] program and we're hoping to get postive results here shortly. As far as his Snapchat is concerned, I think he deleted his account, hopefully, for a week or so."
Cravens hit the practice field Wednesday for the Redskins, but did not wear shoulder pads like the rest of his teammates, limiting his work on the field.
The rookie from USC also left the practice facility early to see a doctor in regards to the NFL protocol. Gruden added that Cravens is wearing glasses now as part of his rehab from the concussion.
"I've talked to him and he said he feels good, but he still has to take the neccessary steps," Gruden said of Cravens. "It's a tricky deal, it really is. It's good that we're more careful than just throwing them back out there when they say they're okay because they have to make sure they pass all the neccessary tests."
With the ambiguity that head injuries present, Gruden could not offer a timeline for Cravens' return to the field.
"Anytime you're talking about concussions nowadays with what we know about them, you're going to have some concern," he said. "We don't put them back on the field until they've been clarified as okay, so we just have to play it by ear. You know, we take the players best interest - number one - as far as getting better. And when they are better, we get them back out there."
As for the social media attention, Gruden explained that it was an innocent mistake.
"He understands now fully what not to put on Instagram and Twitter and what to put on there," the coach said. "I don't think he meant anything by it."
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