PITTSBURGH (KDKA) - Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph will not return to today's game and has been diagnosed with a concussion, per the Steelers.
#Steelers QB Mason Rudolph will not return to today's game after being diagnosed with a concussion.
— Burt Lauten (@SteelersPRBurt) October 6, 2019
Rudolph was down on the field for several minutes after taking a big hit.
After a few moments, he was able to stand up. He was helped off the field by teammates due to a malfunction of the medical cart.
Stadium source: The medical cart that would have transported Mason Rudolph from the field failed because of operator error, not because it broke down. The NFL has already called to investigate. Plus, according to source, Rudolph wanted to walk off the field, not be carted.
— Gerry Dulac (@gerrydulac) October 6, 2019
When asked after the game, Tomlin didn't have an answer as to why the cart was not working.
Mike Tomlin had no additional details on Mason Rudolph's concussion and didn't seem to know what happened with the stretcher coming onto the field but then Rudolph being helped off.
"Man, ask somebody that's in charge of that. I don't drive carts and things of that nature."
— Brian Batko (@BrianBatko) October 6, 2019
NFL Network Ian Rapoport provided an update from the NFL on why Rudolph was not taken off the field on the medical cart.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 7, 2019
According to reports, Rudolph has been taken to the hospital for further evaluation.
Mason is headed to the hospital now pic.twitter.com/reZJV4eHKr
— Charlie Batch (@CharlieBatch16) October 6, 2019
He could be seen mouthing "I'm good," even though he seemed to be in pain.
It looked like Rudolph said "I'm good" @KDKA
— Rich Walsh KDKA (@RichieWalsh) October 6, 2019
The Steelers are already in a difficult situation with their quarterbacks after Ben Roethlisberger suffered a season-ending elbow injury.
He injured his elbow against the Seattle Seahawks. He left the game after showing visible discomfort with his throwing arm in the first half.
QB Mason Rudolph is filling in for Roethlisberger. Now Devlin Hodges is filling in for Rudolph.
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