The Jacksonville Jaguars have had a few players suffer concussions this season, but they've had two players hit injured reserve with concussions. Linebacker Clint Session was placed on injured reserve on November 22nd after suffering a concussion against the Cleveland Browns, his second concussion of the season. Defensive end Matt Roth suffered a concussion in the same game and didn't play in another game all season, landing on injured reserve this week. Come to find out, both players are still suffering from concussion like symptoms nearly a month later.
"This is one thing that can affect you and it can affect your family," Session told the Florida Times-Union. "You get situations where you end up having dementia, all those things that those boxers get, all those different head injuries, they're available to you as a football player once you start having those head injuries. I'm just trying to attack these symptoms. Quit while I notice them and just evaluate as much as I can and just try to get some peace."
Matt Roth tried to work back from the concussion, but decided it just wasn't worth it for his longterm health. "With all we know about head injuries now, it's not something I want to risk the rest of my life with head injuries," Roth told the Times-Union. "...I think in the long run, for myself and for this team, I think that would probably be the best decision."