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Bucs CB Revis ‘knocked out for a second’

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Published:   |   Updated: December 5, 2013 at 03:36 PM

TAMPA — Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Darrelle Revis said he blacked out “for a second’’ on the play that forced him to leave Sunday’s loss at the Carolina Panthers.

Revis dove to the ground to break up a Cam Newton pass and, in addition to suffering a shoulder and chest injury, also hit his head. He later had to pass a concussion test before returning to practice.

“They’re saying I got knocked out for a second and came back, but I’m fine,’’ Revis said Thursday. “(The shoulder and chest) are still bothering me a little bit, but I’ll be all right.’’

Revis, who is coming off a 2012 season-ending knee injury, played last week’s game with a sore groin. But that issue, he said, is behind him and he should be ready for this week’s game against Buffalo at Raymond James Stadium.

“No, that’s fine and really I’m happy that that is out of the equation, because as a DB we need our legs to run all day,” Revis said. “So, yeah, I’m really glad that’s not a factor any more.’’

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