Indianapolis Colts running back Nyheim Hines sustained a concussion after taking a hard hit in a game & was later ruled out with a concussion.
Nyheim Hines : Head injury | Concussion | week 5
Nyheim Hines is an American football running back and punt returner for the Indianapolis Colts of the National Football League (NFL).
|Born:||November 12, 1996
Garner, North Carolina
|Height:||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight:||196 lb (89 kg)|
(Garner, North Carolina)
|College:||NC State (2015–2017)|
|NFL Draft:||2018 / Round: 4 / Pick: 104|
He played college football at NC State. Hines played at NC State from 2015 to 2017 under head coach Dave Doeren.
As a junior in 2017, he rushed for 1,112 yards on 197 carries with 12 touchdowns. After the season, he decided to forgo his senior year and enter the 2018 NFL Draft.
He finished his career with 1,400 rushing yards and 13 rushing touchdowns.
Another NFL player has gone down with a head injury during Thursday Night football between the Denver Broncos and the Indianapolis Colts — barely a week after Miami Dolphins QB Tua Tagovailoa suffered a concussion before returning to the field.
Another image of terror in the NFL, at the start of week five of the league Indianapolis Colts running back Nyheim Hines took a hit while carrying the ball, the Denver Broncos defense met him with two hits and sent him to the ground.
Hines tried to stand up, but he was weak, knocked out, his legs did not respond and he was about to collapse, it was his teammates who helped him stand up.
The Colts player was attended by the medical service and immediately afterwards he was taken to the locker room to be checked, obviously he did not return to the game.
Nyheim Hines Concussion
Indianapolis Colts running back Nyheim Hines sustained a concussion after taking a hard hit in Thursday night’s game against the Denver Broncos and was later ruled out with a concussion.
Hines was hurt on the game’s opening drive. He stumbled as he got to his feet and was taken to the locker room to be evaluated.
Hines may have displayed an example of “gross motor instability” after taking the hit, an aspect of the concussion protocol currently being discussed by the NFL and NFL Players Association in the wake of Miami Dolphins quarterback Tua Tagovailoa’s concussion in last week’s Thursday night game in Cincinnati.
Tagovailoa remained in the game against the Buffalo Bills on Sept. 25 after struggling to get to his feet after a hit. He left the game before being cleared to return, only to be hospitalized during last week’s game after taking another hit to the head.
Hines’ absence exacerbates the Colts’ difficult running back situation, as All-Pro Jonathan Taylor missed the Thursday night game with an ankle injury. That leaves Deon Jackson and former Broncos standout Phillip Lindsay to carry the load.
Week 5 of the NFL season will start on Thursday, October 6. The Indianapolis Colts will take on the Denver Broncos in this week’s edition of Thursday Night Football.
News broke on Wednesday that Indy has already ruled out starting running back Jonathan Taylor for the game due to an ankle injury. This should result in an uptick in usage for backup Nyheim Hines.
As the backup RB, Hines only has eight carries for 11 yards this season. His main addition to both football and your fantasy lineups is his proficiency as a pass-catching back. He has caught 17 of his 19 targets for 113 yards this season.
Hines could get more carries in this game against Denver, but I think the game script will lend itself to the Colts passing more, which is what benefits him.
Hines is worth a start in your fantasy football leagues this week. I think he has flex appeal, but due to the game being on Thursday, you shouldn’t put him in your flex spot. There are a ton of injuries among fantasy-relevant players this week, so throw Hines in one of your RB spots and hope to see him get double-digit touches in this game.