Georgia cornerback Rico McGraw was hurt on Saturday when a coach slapped him on the helmet in celebration. He had to leave the game as a result of concussion suffered in the celebratory gesture.
Mark Richt has lost control of coaches accidentally hurting players. CB Rico McGraw shaken up when coach smacks his helmet celebrating.
— Jon Solomon (@JonSolomonAspen) November 14, 2015
Here is a clip of the incident in question.
— Sportsnaut (@Sportsnaut) November 14, 2015
Given the growing understanding about the short- and long-term health detriments revolving around concussions, perhaps coaches and players should stop all the head-butting and helmet-slapping.
There are certainly other ways to celebrate a fine play that do not involve players’ heads. Let’s figure it out, guys.