Darrelle Revis Talks About His Concussion


Darrelle Revis spoke to the media on Thursday about the concussion that he suffered in the week one game against the Buffalo Bills.

On how he is feeling…
I feel a little bit better. I’m just taking it one day at a time. I think that’s (the trainers’) approach, and go from there.

On what symptoms he was experiencing with his concussion…
I don’t know. I mean it was just in the fog, being in the fog. I’ve never had a concussion. This is something that you have to get guidance from the training staff and the doctors.

On if the fog has cleared…
It’s cool. I know who you are. (laughing)

On if getting a concussion was scary…
No, not at the time. The play happened so fast, it just felt like a headache. The only thing I could remember was (C.J.) Spiller running through the hole and I tried to stick my hand in and make the tackle. It just happened so fast that it felt like a headache.

On if he feels back to normal…
I feel good. I feel pretty good. I feel like I’m playing this week. There are some other procedures that I have to do, and guidelines I have to follow before I start moving on the field.

On what procedures he still has to take to be able to play…
I really don’t know at this point. Whatever they say, I do. I just have to go with whatever John Mellody is saying and what the doctors say.

On the extent of his physical activity this week…
(I just do) the normal procedures they’ve been asking me to do. Run, lift, all of the scenarios that pertain to football. I’ve been in meetings and everything, but there’s other things that are not football related. I’m just trying to do the best I can to get back out there on the field.

On if he gave Bart Scott any grief after the injury…
No, I knew he did it though. (laughing).

On when he knew Scott kicked him…
(I knew) when it happened because he plays hard, aggressive, and reckless. Out of the other ten guys on the field, I feel like I knew it was Bart. When I asked, everybody told me.

On when he realized it was a concussion…
I really don’t know. I mean, I’ve never had a concussion, it just felt like a headache. There are procedures you have to go through and we went through the procedures, and have called it a concussion. I really don’t know.

On if there was sensitivity to light…
No.

On if he is concerned about any long-term affects…
No.

On if he’s going to play Sunday…
I don’t know.  Would I be comfortable? At that point I don’t think you have a choice, I just have to go by what the doctors say.

On if he wants to play Sunday…
I’m prepared, just as any other week. I’m studying, I’m doing what I need to do, so when my number is called to play, I’ll be out there to do that.

On if he wants to be cautious this week and sit out…
It is not my call, it’s the doctors’ call, whatever they say goes.  I would try to be out there with a broken leg, and I’m sure they know that as well.  It’s the competitive spirit in me that just wants to go out there and play.  If I feel fine, which I do, then we’ll go from there.

On if he’s glad the decision is not in his hand…
This concussion (procedure) through the years has progressed, and it’s only to help us as players.  In the past, there have been numerous concussions that have not been recorded and guys go back out there and play. That’s what happens, when you get a concussion, or these types of things, head injuries, you have to go through these procedures. The NFL is doing the best job they can trying to make sure the players are safe.

On whether he has ever had a concussion…
No.


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