Joe Burrow Speaks on Concussions: ‘You’re Going to Have Head Injuries’

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Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow said he is very familiar with concussion like symptoms and that head injuries are just part of playing football. In his weekly podcast appearance, Joe Burrow said he hasn’t had any long-term issues from concussions but did reveal that he has likely suffered at least one during his career and has even forgotten entire chunks of a game before.

“I’ve had some where I don’t remember the second half or I don’t remember the entire game or I know I got a little dizzy at one point,” Burrow told “The Colin Cowherd Podcast.” “But nothing long-lasting.”

Burrow went on to say that those issues are part of playing the sport.

“You’re going to have head injuries,” Burrow told the podcast. “You’re going to tear your ACL. You’re going to break your arm. That’s the game that we play. That’s the life that we live. And we get paid handsomely for it. I think going into every game, we know what we’re getting ourselves into.”

Burrow said a player can attempt to make football as safe as possible, but ultimately it’s football and people are going to get injured.

“You have 300-pound men running 20 miles an hour trying to take your head off while you’re standing still, trying to ignore it and find receivers that are open,” Burrow said on the podcast.

Burrow has not been diagnosed with a concussion since entering the league. His most significant injury occurred as a rookie in 2020, when he tore the ACL and MCL in his left knee and required season-ending surgery.

Joe Burrow understands the risks.


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