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Concussion Wouldn't Keep Most NFL Players Out of Super Bowl: Survey

Monday, 27 January 2014 05:49 PM

Most NFL players say they would play in the Super Bowl even if they had a concussion, a new survey finds.

The NFL Nation anonymous poll of 320 players revealed that 85 percent said they would play in the big game with a concussion, ESPN.com reported.

"We are competitors. We want to go out there and entertain. That's all we are. We're entertainers. Guys want to go out there," said Tennessee Titans safety Bernard Pollard.

"They don't want to let themselves down. They don't want to let their teammates down. They want to go out there and play, not thinking about, 'OK, what can this affect later on down the line?'"

Washington Redskins linebacker London Fletcher's first comment about the survey question was, "Did 100 percent say yes?" But he also said his decision would depend on the severity of the concussion, ESPN.com reported.

"If it's something where I'm having just a few symptoms and can hide it from the trainer, then yeah, I would do it," Fletcher said. "With some of them, you get in a game and you can't play."

© HealthDay


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