Larry Fitzgerald passes initial baseline testing


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Arizona Cardinals receiver Larry Fitzgerald told Jim Gray of Westwood One during Monday evenings radio broadcast that he has passed initial baseline testing for a concussion he suffered during Sunday’s overtime win against the Tennessee Titans.

“Today I went in and saw an independent neurologist,” Fitzgerald told Jim Gray. “He put me through a screening test, a baseline test, that I took in the spring time. They wanted to see if my scores were on the same level as my scores when I was fully functioning in the offseason. Those tests came back positive. I was right where I needed to be. Tomorrow I will see another neurologist to get another independent look.”

“At that point it’s just about how I feel going through the week. But right now I’m feeling good.”

The Cardinals head to Seattle this week, and will face the 49ers at home the following week. Having Fitzgerald available to play would bolster the teams chances of making the playoffs as they likely need to win both games for a chance.

Fitzgerald recalled during the broadcast that he remembered the “ball bouncing towards him,” and then, “being helped up my team training staff.” Fitzgerald said that he wanted to re-enter the game, but the trainers told him it was in his best interest to sit out.

“You don’t want to let your teammates down,” Fitzgerald said. “You work so hard with those guys. They depend on you. I depend on them. Being a captain, I definitely have to go out there and fight with them. That’s my mentality and it always will be.”