Safety Lowery Suffers Third Career Concussion In Practice

Dwight Lowery

Falcons coach Mike Smith confirmed Saturday that free safety Dwight Lowery, who has been working with the starters, suffered the third concussion of his NFL career during Friday night’s practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.

“Dwight, as I said last night, he had an injury to his head, and he is in the concussion protocol,” Smith said. “We don’t think it’s very serious. But that’s where he is right now.”

Lowery, slated to step into the starting lineup alongside strong safety William Moore, suffered a season-ending concussion in Week 3 of last season while with the Jaguars. This is his fourth concussion since college.

“You’re concerned on the first one I think just as much as the second or third,” Smith said. “Dwight is a guy who has played a long time in this league. I think he knows his body pretty well. And, of course, he’ll go through the league-mandated protocol before he goes back out on the field.”

Lowery has 41 career starts in six previous seasons with the Jaguars and New York Jets.

“It doesn’t affect much; it’s part of the game,” Moore said of Lowery’s injury. “People go down, people get injured. All we do is come out and play with the people we’ve got. His injury, I don’t feel like, is that serious. And he’ll bounce back.”


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