Carolina Panthers tight finish Hayden Hurst formally entered concussion protocol practically a month in the past. Now, in keeping with his father Jerry, the 30-year-old has been identified with post-traumatic amnesia.
The elder Hurst revealed that his son acquired the analysis from an unbiased neurologist, and added to the publish on X: “Gradual restoration, don’t know when he’ll be again. Prayers appreciated!”
The Cleveland Clinic notes that post-traumatic amnesia (PTA) is likely one of the extra unusual signs of concussions. PTA can have an effect on one’s reminiscence, state of consciousness, motor expertise, and conduct amongst different issues.
On Thursday, Hayden posted for the primary time since struggling the concussion to make clear his harm standing.
“I admire everybody reaching out & checking on me,” Hurst wrote. “I suffered a fairly nasty concussion in opposition to the Bears a couple of weeks in the past & don’t bear in mind as much as 4 hours after the sport. Scary scenario however the Panthers have been unimaginable strolling me by means of this course of.
“Whereas it was scary, it’s NOT career-ending. I’m beginning my return to play this week, so fingers crossed I make it again for the previous few weeks! God Bless & Preserve Pounding!!!!”
Is it price sacrificing your physique — and extra importantly, your thoughts — to be the Seventeenth-highest-paid tight finish within the league? Hurst will probably be 32 years previous when he doubtless hits the open market once more. Solely six tight ends within the league are at the moment above the age of 32. Three of them hit free company this offseason. One in all them is Taysom Hill, a good end-quarterback-running again hybrid. One is Travis Kelce.
This isn’t a place with longevity, particularly for receiving-style tight ends like Hurst. The Carolina Panthers are a directionless franchise who aren’t doing a lot to assist their gamers — particularly on offense.
Deadspin has spoken to concussion experts earlier than. Within the wake of Tua Tagoviola’s head trauma final season, Chris Nowinski, the co-founder, and CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, stated the Miami Dolphins’ QB shouldn’t play again in 2022.
After such a scary and impactful harm, why would Hurst select to topic himself to this once more?
Hurst has secured life-changing wealth for you and your loved ones, and there isn’t a lot left so that you can earn. How a lot is his long-term cognition price to him?