However, at the 2:32 mark of the second quarter, backup T.J. Yates replaced Savage behind center, with Savage seen on the sideline lobbying to return to the field yet again. However, Savage returned to the game and continued playing, a move that many viewers believe was negligent.
According to reports on the scene, Savage then was taken into the medical tent during the possession change while the Texans were on defense. The Texans entered Sunday 1-5 with Savage as the starter.
He, Tank Carradine, Solomon Thomas, Cassius Marsh and Elvis Dumervil will play defensive end today.
After throwing two incompletions on that next drive, Savage was approached by Houston's team doctor after he returned to the sideline.
Fox's camera's showed Savage laying prone on his back attempting to roll over with his arms locked at 90 degree angles with his hands shaking in a manner similar to that of a person suffering a seizure.
The Texans later released a statement and announced that Savage had indeed suffered a concussion and would not return to the game.
Dave Zirin, the Sports Editor of Nation, added: "Images like this will hasten end of league faster than any kneeling players".