Eagles LB Kamu Grugier-Hill lied about concussion, played through it

By Jesse Reed
Aug 10, 2017; Green Bay, WI, USA; Philadelphia Eagles helmets during the game against the Green Bay Packers at Lambeau Field. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill is out of the concussion protocol, but he admitted he lied about having one to begin with and played through it.

Grugier-Hill suffered a concussion in the team’s loss to Miami. He lied about his head injury for four full days before the symptoms became too overwhelming to hide any longer.

At the time of the injury, Grugier-Hill hid his symptoms by telling trainers he suffered a shoulder injury, rather than a head injury and concussion.

“I just basically lied to them,” Grugier-Hill said, according to NBC Sports Philadelphia. “I thought it would just go away. Just didn’t really say anything about it. It got to the point where I really couldn’t lie to them anymore.”

Finally after four days of suffering, Grugier-Hill came clean and began undergoing treatment for his injury.

The league does have independent concussion experts present at every game, but the Eagles say they never were instructed to check Grugier-Hill for a concussion.