Esks GM Ed Hervey, QB Mike Reilly defend trainers

Esks QB MIke Reilly is followed by GM Ed Hervey as they arrive for their press conference Monday at...

Esks QB MIke Reilly is followed by GM Ed Hervey as they arrive for their press conference Monday at Commonwealth Stadium. (Ian Kucerak/QMI Agency)

CON GRIWKOWSKY, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 1:13 AM ET

EDMONTON - Eskimos quarterback Mike Reilly said he was OK to stay in for one more play in Saturday’s game.

General manager Ed Hervey said he’s confident the team’s training staff did the right thing.

Head coach Kavis Reed believes the CFL is doing all it can to minimize the type of incident that resulted in Reilly’s first career concussion.

That’s their story and they’re sticking to it.

In an at-times testy news conference, the Eskimos insisted there was no evidence Reilly needed to be pulled after the initial helmet-to-helmet hit laid on him by Toronto’s Clayton Laing.

“The player showed no signs at the time,” said Hervey. “Based on observation of Reilly by the training staff, there was no indication of a concussion. We’ll go through the protocol for the rest of the week.”

What did come out is that Reilly first noticed a delayed concussion symptom when he was standing on the sidelines about four minutes after he threw a TD pass to Shamawd Chambers.


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