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“"I came off the field and took a breath and thought 'Wow,' " Cooley said in his regular weekly appearance on 106.7 The Fan. "I've actually had a few concussions in the past -- I don't remember anything. I was totally there yesterday. I remember every part of the game. I remember all the plays." Cooley said he passed "all the doctors' test and stuff" and returned to the game in the second half, catching two passes in the third quarter. He said he "didn't want to accept" that he was hurt. "But as I kept playing, I started getting more and more of a headache," Cooley said. "And I was a little bit slow, and I went over to our trainers. ... I felt like stuff was happening way faster than I was happening. It just got to the point where I felt like I wasn't helping the team to be out there, and I definitely wasn't helping myself." Cooley said he underwent a series of tests Monday and indicated he would have a CT scan on Tuesday. He must be symptom-free for two days before he can be allowed to practice, which means he might be able to play in this week's game at Chicago. Coach Mike Shanahan said he wasn't certain when Cooley was hurt, but fellow tight end Fred Davis said it was a helmet-to-helmet hit. "He was running a route, and a guy just ran straight into him with a head shot," Davis told Comcast SportsNet after the game.
But as I kept playing, I started getting more and more of a headache. And I was a little bit slow, and I went over to our trainers. ... I felt like stuff was happening way faster than I was happening.” -- Chris Cooley on Sunday's concussion