Published: Mon, November 13, 2017
Sport | By Wilson Duncan

Jacoby Brissett enters concussion protocol after suffering big hit against the Steelers

Jacoby Brissett enters concussion protocol after suffering big hit against the Steelers

Pittsburgh Steelers cornerback Joe Haden had to leave Sunday's matchup with the Indianapolis Colts and is now questionable to return with a left leg injury.

After the game, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin told reporters that Haden suffered a broken fibula and that he would be out indefinitely.

Indianapolis had extended its lead to 17-3 with 12:24 to play in the third quarter on a 63-yard touchdown pass from Brissett to Chester Rogers. Roethlisberger's conversion pass to Martavis Bryant tied the score at 17.

A third-round pick of the Patriots in 2016 out of North Carolina State, Brissett won a Super Bowl with New England last season.

He had an extra point blocked that was almost returned for two points by Colts safety Matthias Farley.


Ben Roethlisberger's 32-yard completion to Antonio Brown with 35 seconds set up a 33-yard field goal from Chris Boswell as time expired Sunday, giving Pittsburgh a 20-17 come-from-behind win at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Brissett, on the other hand, was 9 of 13 for 130 yards and one touchdown before halftime.

Haden has been an integral part of the Steelers' defensive revival in 2017. Linebacker James Harrison missed the game with a back injury.

After the game, the Colts announced Brissett "developed symptoms after the game" and was now in the concussion protocol.

Colts: Will have a much needed bye before hosing Tennessee on November 26.

Like this: