Andrew Sendejo

Cleared from concussion, Ravens WR Wallace says it was his decision not to play vs. Miami

Cleared from concussion, Ravens WR Wallace says it was his decision not to play vs. Miami

Ravens wide receiver Mike Wallace fought vigorously to return to the field Oct. 22 after a high hit from Minnesota Vikings safety Andrew Sendejo knocked him out of the game and into concussion protocol. He pleaded with head coach John Harbaugh and members of the Ravens’ medical staff, and he searched frantically for his helmet in various equipment boxes on the sideline.

Four days later, as the Ravens prepared to face the Miami Dolphins, Wallace’s mindset changed. Wallace acknowledged Thursday that he passed all the required concussion tests and was cleared to play against the Dolphins. However, he made the decision not to play and...

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