Like many football players this season, John Urschel sustained a concussion during training camp. But when it came time to see if he was ready to play again, the Ravens’ blocking mathematician had an equation ready.
“You’re told when you get a concussion not to listen to certain things, not to read certain things, not to study certain things, not to do some certain things that might hurt the concussion part of the brain,” said Ravens coach John Harbaugh.
Cool it on the math problems, @MathMeetsFball. http://t.co/ZWZ7eCyG7L
— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) August 18, 2015
To Urschel’s mind, one of those things was not math.
“My man goes out the second day afterwards and does high-level math problems just to see where he’s at,” Harbaugh said.
Harbaugh joked that he told the rest of the team not to do advanced math when they get a concussion. Urschel, on the other hand, is sticking by his process as he continues to heal:
FACT: Advanced math helps the brain heal after a concussion.
— John Urschel (@JohnCUrschel) August 18, 2015