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NFL May Want to Study Effects of Concussions on Carson Palmer’s Brain

May 16th, 2012 at 2:03 PM
By Chuck Chapman

 Cincinnati Bengals fans may have been concerned about the long term effects of the knee injury Carson Palmer suffered in 2005, but it is now apparent, based on comments made this week, that Carson Palmer may have taken one too many blows to the head.

Palmer told CSN News Bay Area that a recent workout that included former Bengals teammate Terrell Owens was "inspirational" for his young receiving corps in Oakland and that T.O. was a "good influence." 

Apparently, something has happened that has wiped the entire 2010 NFL season from Palmer's memory. In citing Owens as a standard for his young receivers to aspire to, Palmer has obviously forgotten the many routes prematurely broken off and the times Owens allowed Palmer to be intercepted rather than fight for the football.

Palmer's comments come on the heels of ones made earlier this week in which he told Dan Patrick he's "in a better place" right now. Clearly Palmer's head trauma has progressed to the point that he doesn't even realize he's playing in Oakland.

Bengals 101 will have more on this story as it develops.


Tags: Carson Palmer, Cincinnati, Cincinnati Bengals, Football, NFL, Terrell Owens

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