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 ESPN.com. “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
Thumbnail photo via Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (3) warms up prior to the game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.
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