Concussion could keep Jarvis Jones from playing this week

According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazeette,  Steelers rookie linebacker Jarvis Jones could end up missing this week’s game against the Ravens after suffering a concussion last Sunday.

Jones must pass a series of concussion tests before he can get back on the field.

Thursday, Jones was cleared to participate in an “exercise challenge,” an official league-wide protocol all concussed players must go through before being cleared to play again.

Steelers defensive coordinator  Dick LeBeau is optimistic Jones will be able to play.

The Steelers said Thursday that Jones first alerted team doctors of symptoms Monday, at which time he was tested and treated. Jones was unavailable for comment after practice Thursday, but defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau said he was optimistic that Jones would be able to play Sunday.