Former Green Bay Packers wide receiver Adrian Coxson claims that he is still suffering from the concussion injury that forced him into retirement.
Coxson, who retired at the shockingly young age of 23, tweeted, “Over 6 months out from my concussion and I still feel it, and still no help from the #nfl … #concussion #espn #nfl #espnnews” on Tuesday.
— adrian coxson (@adriancoxson) March 2, 2016
The former Packers receiver suffered a concussion during a practice shortly after beginning his NFL career with the Packers and announced his retirement before the 2015 season began. (RELATED: Shocking Video Shows Johnny Manziel Making It Rain In The Strip Club)
“It’s been recommended to me by two neurologists and two doctors to retire from football. The next hit to my head could possibly kill me or be life damaging. This last one could be life damaging. It has taken a great toll on me. This concussion was a bad one. A Grade 3 concussion is real serious,” Coxson told the National Football Post. (RELATED: Russell Wilson Starts Clothing Line For Charity)
Coxson certainly isn’t the first NFL player to retire early because of concussion concerns. 2014 rookie sensation Chris Borland retired after only one season because of concerns of potential injuries.