Stewart Bradley defended the Eagles medical staff and their handling of his concussion Monday, saying he felt "lucid" even after falling to the turf after a collision against the Green Bay Packers.
"I never really felt that bad, really," Bradley said in his first session with reporters since his injury and the outcry over his brief return to the game with a concussion. "I always felt lucid and always felt like, other than that initial stumble, that my balance was good and I was mentally with it."
He said he initially passed seven or eight concussion tests before he went back into the game. When he came back off the field, though, the team asked him to remember some words they had given him as part of the initial concussion exam. Bradley could not remember them -- boat, apple, pear -- and he was yanked from the game.
Bradley said he passed the memory test the first time.