The Giants say that Aaron Ross had a concussion. He begs to differ.
“I don’t feel like I had one,” he said today. “That’s what they called it, but … nah, nah.”
Whatever it was, it’s apparently in the past. Ross cleared all of the concussion tests and protocols and was back on the field for today’s practice. He was listed as limited but did not really miss much of anything.
“I felt good after the game,” he said. “Once I got off the ground I felt a lot better. Of course the league had to take precautions and the doctors made the right decision by keeping me out. I took the test, I passed, I feel fine, I feel good.”
Ross was hit when a ball was tipped in the air in the fourth quarter and he and Jason Pierre-Paul dove for it. Pierre-Paul already knocked one Giants cornerback out for the season when he collided with Terrell Thomas in a preseason game. He nearly did it to another.
Ross called it “friendly fire,” but he also marveled at the power of Pierre-Paul, saying he couldn’t imagine what it would be like to be hit by him if the defensive end was actually going after him.
“He wasn’t trying to hit me and he knocked me out,” Ross chuckled.