No Fear of Concussions Says Dolphins Green

The explanation isn’t simplem but Dolphins quarterback Trent GreenTrent Green still managed to make it clear upon his arrival in South Florida that he isn’t very likely to experience any added symptoms as a result of a concussion back in September.  ”It’s called stacking when you get a concussion stacked onto another one,” Green told the Miami Herald.  “The fact that I had eight weeks to recover, extensive testing in a number of different areas, I don’t have that fear.”

Neurological studies have shown that ”stacking” is often what leads to the dangerous long-term effects of multiple concussions – a situation that is a current hot topic of concern for the NFL.  However, Green doesn’t believe he fits into those classifications, mainly because his concussion was an isolated injury.  Green said doctors in both Kansas City and Pittsburgh told him there is no proof from any studies that would suggest a potential problem for Green because of the way he handled his recovery process.

”There was no documentation as far as long-term dementia, Alzheimer’s, neurological issues if you, number one, let yourself heal properly, which I think [the Chiefs] allowed me to do – and number two, you don’t stack two concussions,” he said.  Shortly before the Dolphins acquired Green, defensive end Jason Taylor told a Sports Illustrated reporter that one big hit could cause Green to be ”scrambled eggs.”  The article caught national attention.

However, Green – who has since cleared the air with Taylor about the comments – said he is no more susceptible to concussions than any other player just because he sustained a severe one.  “I have had no problems, and I don’t anticipate there being any more problems in the future’, Green said.’

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