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Cardinals surprised by Swope's lingering head issues

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04:35 PM ET 06.22 | The Arizona Cardinals were "very, very, very surprised" to find that rookie wide receiver Ryan Swope had to be held out of minicamp due to lingering concussion issues, according to Chris Wesseling of NFL.com. Arizona head coach Bruce Arians said the team did not expect to hear that Swope's medical clearance was going to be an issue at this point. Swope suffered two documented concussions in college, and hasn't received medical clearance for any strenuous football activities since that point. He hasn't been able to participate in anything beyond the introductory rookie minicamp, and possible clearance for the regular season, let alone training camp in July, may or may not be coming.

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June 22, 2013  04:46 PM ET

Starting a pro career with two documented concussions is probably a bad omen for his post-football lucidity.

June 22, 2013  05:45 PM ET

Careful with the brainpan Ryan, it's one per customer.

June 22, 2013  06:39 PM ET

dain bramaged...

June 22, 2013  06:44 PM ET

He isn't right 6 months later, he needs a checkup.

June 22, 2013  07:15 PM ET

lock him in the storage shed. he will join in the NFL lawsuit. I wonder why these athletes are suing the NCAA? I know its go after the biggest empire...but it seems college and high school are have the biggest issues in how to handle concussions.

June 22, 2013  09:32 PM ET

A potential NFL cracked head?!?! Nothing new for the league Bro!

June 23, 2013  12:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

dain bramaged...

yupster

June 23, 2013  10:13 AM ET

My name's not Ryan, it's Ryan.

June 23, 2013  12:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Starting a pro career with two documented concussions is probably a bad omen for his post-football lucidity.

Two documented. Lord knows how many undocumented ones he's had. If he's having this much trouble recovering, somebody better sit down and have a very long talk with this guy. And hope that he still understands what he's being told.

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June 23, 2013  04:47 PM ET

He took a nasty hit in the Alabama game but still held onto the ball. I was amazed he was not knocked unconscious. I guess he is human after all.

June 23, 2013  06:41 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

lock him in the storage shed. he will join in the NFL lawsuit. I wonder why these athletes are suing the NCAA? I know its go after the biggest empire...but it seems college and high school are have the biggest issues in how to handle concussions.

Lock him in a storage shed? I didn't know Mike Leach posted here.

 
June 24, 2013  09:54 AM ET

AZ didn't do their homework if they are surprised...he has a history of concussions @ A&M.

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