Pitt QB Savage 'ready to go'
Pitt quarterback Tom Savage said Wednesday he took the ImPACT test twice after suffering concussion symptoms during the Virginia game Sept. 28, and the results were good.
The ImPACT test is used universally to measure recognition skills before and after a person has a head injury.
“I'm healthy, ready to go,” said Savage, who hasn't missed a practice this week after taking off last week when Pitt was off.
Savage said he experienced the most serious symptoms a few plays after he was hit in the head by Virginia linebacker Daquan Romero at the end of a 14-yard scramble.
“I don't think it was that hit exactly that put me out,” he said. “A combination of them took a toll.”
Savage said he had a headache the day after the game.
“The day after a little sore, but I think that's after every game,” he said. “But the day after that I was good, then I was relaxing.”
Savage, 6-foot-5, 230 pounds, said he recognizes that he must guard against such hits.
“I'm not Michael Vick or Johnny Football,” he said. “I just have to get down, get as many yards as I can and protect myself.”
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