The Seahawks quarterback clarified his recent comments that a drink he is endorsing helped cure a head injury, speaking to reporters after Thursday's practice.
Seahawks’ quarterback Russell Wilson blew up social media on Wednesday thanks to the release of a Rolling Stone article that included a claim that Recovery Water, a drink he is endorsing, helped him overcome a possible concussion suffered in the NFC Championship Game against Green Bay.
Speaking to reporters after practice Thursday, Wilson said the comments about the concussion and it being prevented by the drinking of the water were “perceived wrong.”
Wilson said “I didn’t have a concussion. I guess it was perceived wrong, but I did not have a concussion. I was saying that I had consistently been drinking the water for about a month, month and a half, you know, five to seven times a day and maybe this stuff is helping me out.”
Pressed on whether he got a concussion on a play when he was hit by Green Bay’s Clay Matthews after throwing an interception, Wilson said “I didn’t have any head injuries, but I was trying to say I think it helped prevent it. I think your brain consists of like 75 to 80 percent water, so I think that just being hydrated and drinking the Recovery Water really does help.”
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Wilson said he met some of the members of the Tacoma-based company last season and that led to his involvement with the water.
“In terms of the Recovery Water and how I got involved in it: I met the guys last year at some point, and I started drinking the water about a month before the playoffs kind of deal, kind of consistently drinking it, five, seven times a day. They were telling me that it’s great for recovery, so I started drinking it and I’ve loved it ever since, so I’ve got tons of cases in my house and there are other guys on the team that drink it for sure. I know Kam Chancellor drinks it and stuff, so it’s been a good thing.”
Wilson said teammate Russell Okung also drinks it.
“It’s one of those things that I truly do believe it helps with recovery, it’s one of those things that the science behind it, all that help that they’re trying to do,” he said.