Players in the NFL have been advised to rest their heads, as the game is on hiatus due to the devastating injury to linebacker James Harrison.
The concussion crisis has already taken a toll on the league’s player rosters, and players like Harrison, who missed three games due to his concussion, are still suffering.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has said that players are being asked to avoid using any specific head positions to rest.
Harrison, however, is one of the players who has been most outspoken in his support of the spine correction.
“My injury, it was a freak thing,” Harrison said on “Fox & Friends” on Monday.
“It’s something that’s not just a freak injury.
It’s something like a car accident.
It’ll heal and it’ll heal.”””
And if you do it correctly, and if you’re sitting in your chair and you’re resting your head on the backrest and you don’t get the headrest off and you do that, then you’ve been injured.
It’ll heal and it’ll heal.””
If you’re in the right position, it’s not like you can’t see it,” Harrison added.
“You can see it.
But when it’s like this, I just feel like there’s a lot of pressure put on me to play.”
Harrison, 27, was placed on injured reserve on March 6 after sustaining the concussion in the final minute of the Philadelphia Eagles’ game against the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football.
Harrison was diagnosed with a concussion on the day he returned from the injury.
The head injury, which Harrison suffered in Week 2 against the Cincinnati Bengals, was first discovered in an MRI of Harrison’s brain.
The Eagles’ season ended in Week 7 with Harrison out of the lineup for the rest of the regular season.
“If it was just a matter of a minor concussion and the next day, I would have been fine,” Harrison told ESPN.
“I don’t think anybody could blame me for wanting to play football.
I’ve been playing this game for seven years.
I’m an extremely physical person, so I’ve seen a lot.
I don’t know if it was the result of this, but I definitely know I wasn’t going to be able to play.
And I’m just thankful that I was able to get through it.”
The NFLPA also expressed its support for Harrison.
“James is a great example of the importance of head-to-head contact in concussions,” NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said in a statement.
“Players need to rest and re-establish proper posture, and the NFL is committed to providing players with the proper treatment and resources for recovery.
Our players have a right to expect and deserve the care they deserve from the league, which includes ensuring their health and well-being.”