Joe Flacco has been placed in concussion protocol after taking a hit to head from Kiko Alonso. Below is a video of the play:
Omg Joe Flacco. Toss kiko for that. pic.twitter.com/s18bRdHrd5— Will Brinson (@WillBrinson) October 27, 2017
This is a complete cheap shot from Kiko Alonso. Flacco is sliding, and Alonso drills him in his head/neck area. The hit was powerful enough to knock Flacco’s helmet off.
Flacco immediately left the game and was put in concussion protocol. Ryan Mallett entered the game in Flacco’s place. Mallett would throw a touchdown pass to Ben Watson, giving the Ravens a 20-0 lead.
This is a completely unacceptable play from Alonso. Alonso will almost undoubtedly be suspended and fined for the play, and it should have led to Alonso’s ejection from the game. A player just cannot take that type of a shot at a quarterback while they are sliding.
Updates on Flacco to come as they become available.
Update (10/26/17 10:17 p.m.): Flacco has been ruled out for the game.
Quarterback Joe Flacco has been ruled out for the rest of the game with a concussion after the illegal hit by Kiko Alonso.— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) October 27, 2017