A concussion knocked quarterback Kevin Kolb out of the last month of the regular season last year and certainly, the topic has been an intense one when it comes to the NFL. Kolb also said his symptoms didn’t fully subside until the season was over for a few weeks. But he is not concerned about getting another concussion, he said after Tuesday’s organized team activity.
“I don’t worry about them,” Kolb said. “It was a freak deal. They don’t happen all the time.”
He also insisted he isn’t worried about the long-term problem, saying, “you can’t. If something comes up I’ll worry about it then. Right now, my head is clear and I know I will be in the league a long time.”
Kolb searched for and found a new helmet to wear this offseason, one he said will give him better protection — especially in the back of the head, where “most of the concussions come from.” UPDATE: ESPN’s Mike Sando has more details on the exact nature of Kolb’s new helmet.
Coach Ken Whisenhunt said he isn’t even thinking about the problem with Kolb. “There are procedures in place and the NFL has done a good job with (concussions),” Whisenhunt said. “The equipment has changed trying to protect the players. I haven’t even thought about it. That’s something, if it happens in a game, it happens, because you have big guys running fast and there are going to be collisions.
“The NFL has done a very good job of trying to protect players and give them information. As far as safety for players and how the NFL is handling it, I think it’s the best it has ever been.”
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