Indianapolis Colts quarterback Jacoby Brissett has cleared the concussion protocol and will start in Sunday’s game against the Tennessee Titans, the Indianapolis Star reports.
Colts head coach Chuck Pagano said all week that he expected Brissett to start against the Titans despite the quarterback still being in the concussion protocol.
“He’s been fine,” Pagano said Friday. “He’s been fine. Got all the snaps. Don’t anticipate any hiccups.”
Brissett took the majority of the snaps in practice all week, but he still needed to meet with an independent neurologist before being cleared to play.
Brissett suffered the head injury during the Colts Week 10 loss to Pittsburgh after taking a shot to the back of the head from Steelers defensive lineman Stephon Tuitt on a third-down scramble in the third quarter.
Brissett went into the concussion tent on the sideline after the hit, but didn’t miss any snaps.
Team officials said Brissett was initially evaluated for a concussion on the sideline twice — once with team doctors and once by the unaffiliated neurological consultant. He passed both times. Then, after the game, he developed concussion-like symptoms again and returned to the protocol.