Is JuJu Smith Schuster OK? Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver sustains head injury, fans ask 'why no ejection?'

Jaguars safety Andre Cisco smashed his helmet into Schuster’s helmet, who instantly went down on the ground and remained there for over five minutes

Is JuJu Smith Schuster OK? Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver sustains head injury, fans ask 'why no ejection?'
JuJu Smith-Schuster #9 (R) of the Kansas City Chiefs down on the field with a head injury in the second quarter of the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Arrowhead Stadium in Missouri (David Eulitt and Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
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KANSAS CITY, MISSOURI: Kansas City Chiefs wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster #9 was ruled out of Sunday's game, on November 13, 2022, at Arrowhead Stadium against the Jacksonville Jaguars in the second quarter after entering the concussion protocol due to a head injury. Jaguars safety Andre Cisco smashed his helmet into Schuster’s helmet, who instantly went down on the ground and remained there for over five minutes. However, the hit was not penalized and this has left fans angry.

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Talking to ESPN, Chiefs coach Andy Reid said, “As long as there's contact to the head, it doesn't need to be in the game. So it looked like there was contact to the head from where I was standing, but I'm not the one making that call." Referee Brad Rogers, who announced there was no penalty, said the contact was shoulder-to-shoulder and not subject to a penalty. To which, Reid added by saying, "He obviously was in pretty bad position there for shoulder-to-shoulder [contact]."

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Schuster was going for a pass from Patrick Mahomes when Cisco hit him. "Obviously, there was some helmet-to-helmet contact, and we want to get that out of the league as much as possible, for player safety. These guys on defense are playing too, but by rule, if it's helmet-to-helmet, it is supposed to be a flag. I know that guy wasn't trying to. I know it's a bang-bang play," Mahomes said, who saw Schuster in the locker room after the game and described him looking like his “regular self,” according to ClutchPoints. 

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While Chiefs safety Justin Reid said, "We were mad. I've had a lot of big hits and not once have I made helmet-to-helmet contact like that."

Many fans also pointed out the ugly hit. One asked, "How was the flag picked up and no penalty even called on the Juju Smith-Schuster hit?"

The anger continued with one writing, "How the hell was Cisco not disqualified after that hit... Juju smith-schuster did the fencing response which is indicative of CNS damage but Cisco didn't even get penalized... sketchy as hell."

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Another individual tweeted, "Greenlaw Ejected? Meanwhile KC Chief JuJu Smith Schuster was knocked unconscious on a catch and not even a penalty. These rules are a joke."

While one more said, "@NFL why no ejection or even a penalty for the Juju Smith Schuster hit?!!!! DO BETTER!!! Refs should have consequences. Get your crap together!!!"


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