Denzel Ward, a cornerback for the Cleveland Browns, has been diagnosed with a concussion just days before the start of the regular season.
Unfortunately, Ward's concussion is not his first in his career; he has four before to this one.
He did not participate in Monday's practice as a result of the injury, and it is probable that he will miss this Sunday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals. But the issue is more complicated than that.
The two-time Pro Bowler is currently in jeopardy since frequent head injuries have been linked to serious health concerns for football players both during and after their careers
Although there has been no talk of Ward retiring from the game, either from the organization or from the cornerback himself, Jacob Roach of USA Today's Browns Wire believes there should be.
Following an injury, Browns' $100 million star is advised to consider retirement.
"Cornerback Denzel Ward has a long injury history, missing time in every season since he joined the Cleveland Browns in 2018," Roach said on Monday,
September 4. Denzel Ward has been with the Cleveland Browns since 2018. "Somethings are more important than sports,
and the Browns should speak with Ward about the significance of his concussion history." He has already had four concussions in his NFL career,
the most recent occurring in the last preseason game against the Kansas City Chiefs.
This includes the 2018 season, when Ward missed the entire season after sustaining two concussions in the same month.