Chrebet out with concussion

Updated: November 5, 2003, 1:26 PM ET

HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. -- Jets receiver Wayne Chrebet will not play Sunday against Oakland because of a concussion.

Chrebet was hurt in the third quarter against the New York Giants on Sunday when Omar Stoutmire delivered a blow to the back of his head. Chrebet later returned to the game

On Monday, coach Herman Edwards said Chrebet had a sore neck and back.

But after another evaluation by Dr. Elliot Pellman, chairman of the Jets' medical department, it was determined Chrebet had a concussion. All scans and exams came back negative. Chrebet is listed as week to week.

"Dr. Pellman felt he had a concussion so now they're very cautious with Wayne," Edwards said Wednesday.

Earlier this season, Chrebet was hurt against the Buffalo Bills, and the Jets said he had a sore back. But Chrebet complained of migraines and light sensitivity, which lasted several days, and he did not play the following week against Houston.

Edwards said the hit Chrebet took against the Giants was in the same place he got hurt against the Bills.

Chrebet, a nine-year veteran also had similar problems in 2001. He took helmet-to-helmet hits in consecutive games against Miami and St. Louis, though the Jets said he had post-trauma migraines. Chrebet only missed one game but expressed concern about his long-term health.

"Anytime things like that happen you are concerned with a lot of things. That's human nature," Edwards said. "He probably is. You have to think about your long-term longevity."

Chrebet has 27 catches for 289 yards and one touchdown this season.

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