The big winner, or so we thought, was the Pittsburgh Steelers, who signed Green to a 4-year deal worth $20 million. Unfortunately, two weeks into Training Camp and one game into the 2016 NFL Preseason, Green has been unable to get on the field due to recurring headaches.
ESPN.com’s Jeremy Fowler wrote about this story on August 14th, and included this interesting piece of information about the Chargers’ training staff:
Let’s be careful in this space not to write Green off. He’s got time, and he hasn’t given his full story. He told reporters in March that his concussions in San Diego were misdiagnosed. NFL teams can designate one Injured Reserve player to return later in the year, so perhaps that’s an option for Green if his recovery is slow.
The San Diego Chargers had gotten a reputation for under-diagnosing players with concussion-like symptoms in the past, leading to long-term recoveries for Kris Dielman and Jahleel Addae, but it seems that Green is accusing the team doctors of diagnosing him with a concussion when he didn’t have one.
Keep an eye on this story. The longer Green is unable to get on the field for the Steelers, the more people will be looking back into his multiple concussions with the Chargers over the last few seasons.