Atlanta Falcons star rookie running back Bijan Robinson gave an odd answer as to why he missed most of the team’s victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 7. Robinson touched the ball one time all game for three yards.
Falcons fans were upset with head coach Arthur Smith near halftime after noticing Atlanta was not featuring Robinson in the running game. Smith said during the game that Robinson was not feeling well.
Arthur Smith via the broadcast: Bijan Robinson "just not feeling all that great."
Don't expect him to play much more.
— Tori McElhaney (@tori_mcelhaney) October 22, 2023
Atlanta Falcons were without Bijan Robinson due to a headache
Smith’s answer didn’t provide any clarity. Reporters asked Robinson why he came out of the game, but his answer was bizarre. Per video posted by Miles Garrett with Fox 5, Robinson said a headache was to blame for his absence Sunday.
“It was more last night. It was like feeling weird, and then (I) woke up just completely out of it,” Robinson said. “I was just trying to see how I was gonna feel on the field, and I was just going down. So I talked with Coach Smith, and he was like, ‘I don’t wanna risk anything.’
We have Tyler [Allgeier], [Cordarrelle Patterson], and they did really well today. Those are my brothers. But yeah, it was really tough this morning.”
Patterson said he tried to get rid of his headache before the game.
“I was trying to get like some medicine, take medicine and everything so I can be good for the game. But, yeah, my head was hurting bad. I don’t know what was going on. I tried to go pregame, but then Coach Smith was just, ‘We’ll be all right, get you right for next week.’”
VIDEO: We heard that Bijan Robinson wasn't feeling well.
He told us postgame he was dealing with a bad headache. Arthur Smith didn't want to test it. Said he was feeling it last night as well. pic.twitter.com/qKLaETxo4c
— Miles Garrett (@MilesGarrettTV) October 22, 2023
A headache is not something you hear often for a reason a football player misses a game. A concussion, sure, but Robinson didn’t have a concussion. Not everyone on social media is convinced a headache was the real cause of Robinson not playing.
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