West Virginia running back CJ Donaldson suffered a concussion after a third-down run for a short gain during a 38-20 loss to Texas last week is currently in concussion protocol.
After going down, Donaldson remained on the ground until medical staff could come to his aid. His helmet and shoulder pads were removed and he was carted off the field on a stretcher.
It has already been announced that Donaldson will miss the Mountaineers’ home game against Baylor next weekend and is still recovering from the injury.
“He’s recovering,” Brown said. “There is a strict return-to-play [policy] that we have to follow here and I’m zero involved in it. All I do is ask the question. They don’t even start the return-to-play until they’re symptom-free.”
Donaldson has been an extremely impressive addition for West Virginia as a freshman, and leads the team with 389 rushing yards and six touchdowns, with an average of 6.9 yards per carry.
Unfortunately, his impact has been overshadowed by a bad start for WVU as the ‘Eers are 2-3 (0-2) to start the year. They are idle this week and will host Baylor on Thursday, October 13 to resume their schedule. With Donaldson out, Tony Mathis Jr. will likely see an abundance of carries against the Bears.