Baylor quarterback Charlie Brewer, who has suffered multiple concussions this season, left Wednesday’s Sugar Bowl game against Georgia after taking another hit to the head.
In the fourth quarter, Brewer scrambled from the pocket and ran out of bounds before being popped by defensive lineman Travon Walker late. His head appeared to bounce off the turf as he went down. He stayed on the turf for some time, and was eventually carted off the field.
According to multiple reports postgame, Baylor coach Matt Rhule said Brewer’s neck was the issue, that he passed all tests on it from the Bears’ medical staff and that he didn’t exhibit any issues with the head. That said, he is still being monitored.
Brewer, a junior, entered the Sugar Bowl having experienced concussion-like symptoms that limited his practice time in December. He was knocked out of the Big 12 championship game against Oklahoma on Dec. 7.
Brewer threw for a touchdown and ran for another on Wednesday before his injury. He amassed 32 touchdowns this season to help Baylor achieve its best season since 2014.
(This story has been updated).