June 23, 2024

Derek Carr shares surprising take on recent concussions

While many athletes are fearful about concussions and their potential results down the street, New Orleans Saints quarterback Derek Carr is unbothered after struggling two head accidents over three weeks. 

After struggling concussions in Weeks 10 and 13, Carr shared a surprising take on his standing whereas talking with Luke Johnson of the New Orleans Times-Picayune. 

“I do not have any worries on that stuff,” Carr mentioned. “It didn’t feel like the two were even related to one another. So, for me, that’s just sometimes the price of doing business and playing football. So, no concern on that part, long-term or short-term. Fully confident that I can be alright playing with that part of it.” 

Quarterbacks have been hit by harm notably onerous this season with New York Jets’ Aaron Rodgers (Achilles), New York Giants’ Daniel Jones (knee), Minnesota Vikings’ Kirk Cousins’ (Achilles), Indianapolis Colts’ Anthony Richardson (shoulder), Cleveland Browns’ Deshaun Watson (shoulder) and Cincinnati Bengals’ Joe Burrow (wrist) all happening for the season. However, concussions should still be a difficulty, particularly for QBs. Ahead of the 2023 marketing campaign, Jeff Miller, the NFL government vice chairman of communications, public affairs and coverage, revealed that quarterbacks and particular teamers made up 60 p.c of an 18 p.c uptick in concussions in 2022. 

On high of a concussion, Carr can be nursing rib and shoulder accidents. Somehow, he cleared the ultimate concussion protocol check on Friday to be eligible to play within the Saints’ Week 14 contest towards the Carolina Panthers. The Saints have Carr listed as questionable for the competition, however he is getting ready to play. 

“I did my protocol stuff, but I also, most importantly, made sure I did everything I need to do to accomplish my job,” Carr mentioned. “I always believe to give anything less than your best is to sacrifice your gift, so I’m never going to give anything less than my best.”