When the Cardinals selected receiver Ryan Swope in the sixth round (174th) overall of April’s NFL Draft, he insisted that the concussions he suffered at Texas A&M were not an issue and never really were. “I’m 100 percent right now,” he said in a conference call with local media members. “I’ve had just a few head injuries that have been minor. I’ve never missed a college game. I feel great.” It’s hard to say if Swope misled the Cardinals or not, but teammate Larry Fitzgerald told SiriusXM radio (via ESPN) that Swope has missed practice time during organized team activities (OTAs) while dealing with issues related to the concussions he suffered in college. Fitzgerald clearly is not a doctor, and the reasons for Swope missing time have not been detailed by team officials, but Fitz’s comments are the first known indication that Swope’s college concussions are still an issue.
Rookie WR Swope missed OTA time with concussion issues
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