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Doug Rigg Out Two Weeks After Another Concussion


Doug Rigg took to his Facebook page Sunday evening to announce that he would miss the next two games for West Virginia after sustaining his third concussion in the past eight weeks. 

Rigg, a senior linebacker for the Mountaineers, was hit hard on an accidental collision with Karl Joseph late in WVU's loss at Oklahoma in the second game of the season. He was knocked unconscious and had to be taken off of the field on a stretcher as a precautionary measure. 

Concussions have been a big part of the rules changes in football in recent years as athletes take more hits from bigger players at a higher rate of speed. Research shows that after a person's first concussion, they are at a greater risk to sustain another concussion in the future. 

Rigg missed the Mountaineers' game at Kansas State a week ago and head coach Dana Holgorsen said he would be monitored throughout the week. Evidently, he passed the test and was back out on the field against TCU in Fort Worth, finishing with two tackles in the team's win over the Horned Frogs. 

With just three more games guaranteed to him in his college career, Rigg said he hopes to return to the field for senior day when WVU faces Iowa State in Morgantown on Nov. 30. 

"I will root on my teammates and get theses guys ready to win these next two games," Rigg wrote. 

West Virginia must win two of its last three to become bowl eligible. The Mountaineers host Texas Nov. 9 for a 7 p.m. kickoff. 

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