Truth & Rumors > NFL

Cardinals surprised by Swope's lingering head issues

Views
3531
Comments
13

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.

NFL.com

, Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports Matt Kartozian-USA TODAY Sports
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.

Comment #10 has been removed
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.

Comment

Remember to keep your posts clean. Profanity will get filtered, and offensive comments will be removed.


Truth & Rumors

MOST POPULAR

  1. 1
    Tuukka Rask takes blame for Bruins' Game 1 loss
    Views
    2436
    Comments
    231
  2. 2
    Clippers, Warriors exchange barbs
    Views
    384
    Comments
    175
  3. 3
    Smush Parker allegedly punches high schooler
    Views

    Truth & Rumors

    MOST POPULAR

    1. 1
      Tuukka Rask takes blame for Bruins' Game 1 loss
      Views
      2429
      Comments
      231
    2. 2
      Clippers, Warriors exchange barbs
      Views
      375
      Comments
      175
    3. 3
      Smush Parker allegedly punches high schooler
      Views
      1990
      Comments
      140
    4. 4
      Quarterback freefalling down draft boards
      Views
      6970
      Comments
      90
    5. 5
      Joel Quenneville's Midnight Hawk favored to win Illinois Derby
      Views
      524
      Comments
      89
    Comments
    140
  4. 4
    Quarterback freefalling down draft boards
    Views
    6993
    Comments
    90
  5. 5
    Joel Quenneville's Midnight Hawk favored to win Illinois Derby
    Views
    1998
    Comments
    89

SI.com

SI Photos