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Darrelle Revis may not be play because of concussion

Darrelle Revis was woozy after suffering a mild concussion in the New York Jets’ opener against the Buffalo Bills. (Bill Kostroun / AP)

The New York Jets’ cornerback suffered a mild concussion when he was kicked in the head and was “in a fog” in the team’s season opener Sunday. He has not yet been cleared by the team doctor and an independent neurologist to go back to work.

“It’s not my call. It’s the doctors’ call,” Revis said. “Whatever they say goes. I would try to be out there with a broken leg. They know that. It’s a competitive spirit in me that just wants to go out there and play. If I feel fine, which I do, then we’ll go from there.”

Revis will not fly to Pittsburgh unless he is cleared to play, Coach Rex Ryan said.

“I would think you wouldn’t put him on a plane,” Ryan said, via ESPN. “If a guy had a concussion, I don’t think you would put a guy on a plane to make the game-time decision. I would think by Saturday we’ll certainly have an answer.”

Revis was injured when his teammate, Bart Scott, inadvertently kicked him in the helmet. He was cleared to run and lift weights Wednesday.

“I’m prepared just as any other week,” Revis said. “I’m studying. I’m doing what I need to do. When my number’s called to play, then I’ll be out there to do that.”

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