Below is part of a story from The Canadian Press. It states that Bomber receiver Terrence Edwards has been slow to recover from a concussion from a vicious, cheap, behind-the-play hit by Montreal's Shea Emry. Edwards is returning to the lineup and will play Thanksgiving Day Monday in that ultracrucial game against the Tiger-Cats.
It sounds as if he hasn't fully recovered his memory; yet the Bombers have made the decision to play him, and the Bombers seem to be imploring the Tiger-Cats not to take cheap shots at him. I wonder if that also means not to hit him too hard in any event: a receiver coming across the middle can be hit just as hard legally, as illegally, as I'm sure they know. It's football, and players get hurt.
- don't put the onus for Terrence Edwards' health, and future, on the Hamilton Tiger-Cats.
- if you have any doubts at all about the extent of Edwards' recovery, put the player first and do not play him. Do the right thing and sit him out. If he plays, he could be hurt. Terrence Edwards is your responsibility.
- I've never heard of a pro football team making comments such as this.
Already suffering from a turf-toe injury, Edwards, 30, said he experienced some wicked headaches and unexplained emotional highs and lows the first few days after the hit.
"My memory's coming back," Edwards said. "That's something I don't wish on anybody, not knowing what happened. You lose five, six minutes of your life that you'll never get back."
He doesn't think any Ticats will take cheap shots at him.
Bombers quarterback Michael Bishop doesn't want that to happen either, and he's eager to toss the ball to the reliable target.
"We've just got to get (Edwards) involved in the game, get him involved early and let him protect himself," Bishop said.
"You don't want to get him hit and have the same thing happen again. Hopefully there's good guys in the secondary in Hamilton that won't take cheap shots at him and try to knock him out of the game."
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