Quarterback Kevin Kolb, during his weekly radio interview on XTRA 910, said his “symptoms are pretty good” Tuesday, and hopes to be able to be cleared for Sunday against Cleveland.
But Kolb, who said he has had two “major” concussions in his career, clearly is going to be smart after suffering a concussion against the 49ers.
“This is obviously something you don’t mess with,” Kolb said. “We need our minds fresh as we go on through life. I’ll will push to be out there but also be honest with how I feel.”
Kolb said he visited with a neurologist and took a series of tests. He thinks he passed his baseline test but was waiting to hear what his results were from his physical tests. He remembers the play, but not the chaos right after. Kolb said he remembered getting up and “losing my balance a little bit.” Head athletic trainer Tom Reed told Kolb on the sideline that he didn’t think Kolb looked right.
“As I went through call sheet and plays, it just wasn’t clicking,” Kolb said. “Then when the adrenaline begins to fall, that’s when symptoms start to kick in.” The crowd noise began to bother Kolb and he developed a “bad” headache. “When I tried to take dropbacks, it was a big blur and of course, you can’t play quarterback like that. It was almost like an out-of-body experience.
“It’s a strange feeling, something you don’t want to go through at all.”
Kolb acknowledged he was frustrated and upset, and he said his body language — arms folded — probably showed that.
“You work your tail off all week to play those games and as anyone can imagine, it’s frustrating to go out on the third play of the game and have that happen,” Kolb said. “That’s why I was upset and you probably saw that. It’s weird. You lose your emotions — I do — with a concussion. You’re almost like a statue. That’s the way I felt as the game went on.”
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