Russell Wilson: My Comments About Special Water Were ‘Perceived Wrong’

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson

Photo via Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) warms up prior to the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.

Russell Wilson made some pretty bold claims in a recent Rolling Stone interview, and he’d like to set the record straight.

The Seattle Seahawks quarterback claimed in the interview that drinking a product called Reliant Recovery Water helped him shake off a head injury he suffered in last season’s NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers. He also said in a tweet the drink “helped prevent” him from getting a concussion.

Speaking to reporters after Thursday’s practice, Wilson clarified those comments by reiterating he never actually suffered a concussion.

“I didn’t have a concussion,” Wilson said, via “I guess it was perceived wrong. I did not have a concussion. I was saying that I had been consistently drinking the water for a month and a half — five, seven times a day. And I was like, ‘Man, maybe this stuff is helping me out.’ ”

Wilson added that Seahawks teammates Russell Okung and Kam Chancellor — who played through Super Bowl XLIX with a torn MCL — also drink Recovery Water.

“I didn’t have a head injury, but what I was trying to say is I think it helped prevent it,” Wilson said. “I think your brain consists of like 75, 80 percent water, so I think that just being hydrated, drinking the recovery water really does help.”

It’s not far-fetched to suggest that drinking lots of water will help you stay healthy, but it appears Wilson just got a little too carried away while trying to endorse his product.

As long as he stays on the field, though, we’re sure the Seahawks don’t mind.

Thumbnail photo via John Reiger/USA TODAY Sports Images

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