Not so fast -- Cecil Shorts will "be smart" about concussion - [Full Article]

Jaguars WR Cecil Shorts (concussion), who missed the Jets game, was cleared to do limited practice work, but his status for Sunday in Miami remains undetermined. He was injured late in the loss to Buffalo and didn’t start feeling symptoms until the plane ride home.

“It was rough on the plane and pretty much all last week, especially early in the week; it was pretty bad,” he said. “But right now, I’m feeling better. We’ll see how the rest of the week progresses.

“I wasn’t freaked out, but it was frustrating because there isn’t anything you can do for it — it’s not like a leg that you can ice,’’ he said. “You can’t get treatment for your brain. You just need to rest.”

Shorts wasn’t allowed to attend the Jets-Jaguars game, forcing him to watch at home. But seeing teammate Laurent Robinson struggle with four concussions, Shorts understands the caution. “[Robinson] told me to take my time and not rush back — he’s an example and [former linebacker] Clint Session is an example,” Shorts said. “I’m definitely going to be smart about this. As much as I want to play and would like to play, my health is more important.”

Fantasy Impact: 

Reading the tea leaves, Shorts is still very questionable for Week 15. He has no real incentive to rush back since the Jaguars have long been eliminated from the playoff race. If he's out, Justin Blackmon would get a slight bump, while Chad Henne's startability would take a big hit.

Filed Under: 2012, W15

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