Sep 5, 2015; Athens, GA, USA; Louisiana Monroe Warhawks wide receiver Tre' Perrier (87) is tackled by Georgia Bulldogs defensive back Rico McGraw (36) during the second half at Sanford Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sport

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.

Here is a clip of the incident in question.

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.

Jesse Reed
Managing Editor at Sportsnaut. Featured on Yardbarker and, and formerly was a breaking news writer/NFL analyst for Bleacher Report.