Mason Rudolph
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Despite suffering one of the scariest concussions we’ve seen in a long time, Mason Rudolph may still start for the Pittsburgh Steelers in Week 6 against the Los Angeles Chargers.

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen shared the following on Rudolph’s potential return:

When Earl Thomas knocked Rudolph out cold, it was difficult not to fear the worst. His body was limp before it ever hit the ground, and the reactions from his teammates showed just how serious everyone thought this injury was initially.



Thankfully, Rudolph was able to stumble off the field with aid. And after being hospitalized he was sent home that same night and was reportedly resting comfortably at home.

Still, it would be stunning to see Rudolph back on the field a week after suffering that traumatic injury. If he is unable to play, then the Steelers will likely start undrafted quarterback Devlin Hodges.