Kevin Boss’ status for Sunday is up in the air, as it should be for any player who suffers a concussion. But it’s a little more complicated for Boss, because it turns out this concussion was his third in the NFL … that we know about.
Boss suffered a concussion back in 2008 that kept him out of that season’s finale, but the Giants revealed today that he also suffered one last November. They revealed that unreported injury after Tom Coughlin let it slip in a press conference that Boss’ recovery from this concussion could be complicated because he had suffered one last year, too.
That was interesting, since the team was adamant that Boss didn’t suffer one on either of the two, brutal, helmet-to-helmet hits he took last season - - one from then-Cardinals S Antrel Rolle, and another from Chargers S Eric Weddle. Despite saying things like he got his “bell rung” and he “blacked out” Boss never missed a game. In fact he stayed in both of those games and the Giants insisted both times that a concussion didn’t occur.
That appears to be the truth, but a concussion apparently did occur for Boss during the Giants’ Thanksgiving game in Denver. Boss never appeared on the injury report, according to the Giants, because the team didn’t have a full practice until the following Wednesday - - six days later - - and by then his concussion was gone and he was cleared to return to the field.