Los Angeles Rams receiver Brandin Cooks took a helmet-to-helmet hit on the team’s third offensive play of the game Sunday in London and entered concussion protocol.
Cooks caught a pass from quarterback Jared Goff and turned to run up field when Cincinnati Bengals safety Jessie Bates III dropped his head and led with it on the tackle. Cooks dropped the pass on the way to the ground.
Bates was not penalized, but could be fined next week for the hit.
The Rams, who were around midfield, scored on a 23-year field goal to complete the drive. But the offense will likely be without its star receiver for the rest of the game and potentially longer.
Cooks, who has a history of concussions, was evaluated for a concussion to start the month after slamming his head into the turf against the Seattle Seahawks on Oct. 3. He progressed through the protocol quickly enough he was back on the field 10 days later against the San Francisco 49ers.
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