Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher reiterated Thursday that he would lie to cover up a concussion, and he questioned the NFL’s concern in regard to knee injuries due to legal blocks below the waist, Michael C. Wright of ESPN Chicago reports.
With talk of quarterback Jay Cutler possibly missing Monday’s game with a concussion, Urlacher was asked whether he stood by his comments from January when he said he would try to conceal the effects of a possible concussion.
“Yeah,” he replied. “There’s a point in every game when you get hit and you’re a little woozy,” Urlacher said. “Not every game, but mostly every game you hit someone and you’re like, ‘Whoa, that was a good one.’
“I don’t know how you can lie these days with all the crap they have to see who’s concussed and who’s not. I don’t know how they can tell in the first place.”
During a “Real Sports” segment on HBO in January, Urlacher said: “If I have a concussion these days, I’m going to say, ‘Oh man, something happened to my toe or knee or something, I’ve got to come out for a few plays,’ just to get your bearings back. I’m not going to sit in there and say ‘I got a concussion. I can’t go in for the rest of the game.'”