Cleveland Browns quarterback Colt McCoy was sent home before Wednesday's practice with a headache as he was held out of practice again. McCoy sustained a concussion following a hit by Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison in Week 14.
McCoy was not checked for a concussion on the sideline during the game, which has put Cleveland under the microscope since the game. On Wednesday, Browns President Mike Holmgren said that McCoy was not checked for a concussion because he did not exhibit any signs of a head injury, via the Associated Press.
"He didn't display any signs of a concussion," Holmgren said during a nearly one-hour news conference.
Meanwhile, three other Browns also did not practice on Wednesday: wide receiver Joshua Cribbs (groin), running back Owen Marecic (head) and tight end Benjamin Watson (head). Four others were limited in practice: guard Shawn Lauvao (ankle), tackle Tony Pashos (ankle), linebacker Quinton Spears (hamstring) and safety T.J. Ward (foot).
The good news was that running back Montario Hardesty (calf) and defensive end Jabaal Sheard (forearm) participated fully in practice on Wednesday.