Washington Redskins linebacker Su’a Cravens suffered a concussion in his team's week five win against the Baltimore Ravens.
When a player suffers a concussion, you expect them to have all the usual symptoms afterward. Sensitive to light, headaches, etc. Not Cravens, he had something else on top of that as well.
Revealing on his Snapchat, the linebacker said he now has to permanently wear glasses because of the damage the concussion has done to his eyes.
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He said in his Snapchat video according to Yahoo Sports: "Due to my concussion my eyes have lost the memory to keep track of moving objects, so I have to wear these for the rest of my life.”
“So I had to buy these glasses and I’ll be wearing them for a very long time.” He then sarcastically signed off the video by saying: “Thanks, concussions.” You can watch his video of him after visiting the doctors to get his glasses which he tweeted out further down in this article.
You can now see why the NFL is taking such a stance for anyone that may have suffered a concussion and removing them from the game, in hope that they can avoid further cases like this. They can be really scary situations as they can be life altering.
It's currently unclear if the linebacker will be able to play against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at FedEx Field, or even if he is able to keep on playing altogether. He didn't practice on Monday, and Yahoo Sports stated that: "Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said Cravens would meet with an independent doctor regarding the concussion."
We hope Cravens is able to keep on playing with glasses on like many other players have in the past, and that the concussion hasn't turned out to be a career-ending injury.