Anyone who saw the injury wouldn’t need Clinton Portis to tell them he was knocked out cold, but just to make things official:
Portis lay face-down on the turf for a few seconds before team athletic trainers rolled him over. Coach Jim Zorn said Portis was “knocked out.”
“You tell me what happened,” Portis said after the game. “I don’t remember what happened.”
As for how long the Redskins will be without CP:
“He had kind of one of those smiles on his face that you know [he] was wondering what the heck happened,” Zorn said. “I would never make a diagnosis on a guy getting knocked out. We just have to wait and see. There’ll be some tests to see whether or not there was a concussion and how long it takes.”
Zorn said the team would be “cautious” about Portis’s return. Portis spent the second half of the game on the sideline in a T-shirt and athletic shorts.
“I got a headache,” he said. “I’m sore. But I think I’ll be all right.”
Portis’ back-up, Ladell Betts, had one of the best Redskins’ rushing performances of this offensively-inept season, picking up 70 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries. Based on the somewhat-yet-not-cautious-enough way that teams handle concussions now, expect Betts to get the start this Sunday against the Broncos.