Days before Super Bowl XLIX, we covered the complete and utter collapse of the Green Bay Packers during their NFC title loss to the Seattle Seahawks.
One thing not discussed during the post was Russell Wilson’s run-in with Clay Matthews after a first-half interception. In the latest issue of Rolling Stone, which is devoted widely to the NFL, Wilson discusses how he escaped a big hit by Matthews without receiving a concussion.
The hit in question led to Wilson using something called “Recovery Water” after the play in order to aid his recovery. Sounds ridiculous that water could prevent a brain injury, right? The Rolling Stone profile explains:
Wilson is an investor in Reliant Recovery Water, a $3-per-bottle concoction with nanobubbles and electrolytes that purportedly helps people recover quickly from workouts and, according to Wilson, injury. He mentions a teammate whose knee healed miraculously, and then he shares his own testimonial.
“I banged my head during the Packers game in the playoffs, and the next day I was fine,” says Wilson. “It was the water.”
Rodgers offers a hasty interjection. “Well, we’re not saying we have real medical proof.”
But Wilson shakes his head, energized by the subject. He speaks with an evangelist’s zeal.
“I know it works.” His eyes brighten. “Soon you’re going to be able to order it straight from Amazon.”
Wilson is either the most confident person on the planet or possibly the craziest. In fact, it could be reasoned that this proves he suffered that day if he thinks they can be cured by water.
However, if concussions can be solved by “Recovery Water” then we as a society have done everything wrong.
Russell Wilson for President.
By the way, what is a nanobubble?!