HskrPwr13 wrote:This has got to be one of the dumbest decisions by a player that I've seen. Has the money, has the rings, has a family. I'm all for love of the sport and such, but seems like he's got/accomplished enough that the risk would outweigh the reward.
Really, why punish your own body? He will regret this after 40, 50 and so on.
While I had concerns about his health after his stroke, what makes you guys think this is a big risk?
He's been cleared by his doctors. If there really was a serious risk for him to play, they'd have never cleared him, because nothing like a being the guy who cleared a player who dies from playing or becomes a vegetable could sink their careers quicker. I think its safe to assume both his doctors and the Patriots have taken every precaution to insure he isn't risking life and limb more than any other player by stepping onto that field.
And given that case, I would love to see him comeback. Bruschi represents everything I love about football. He's the undersized, overacheiving star player who's all heart and then some, and it pays huge dividends in a sport of wills. I'd love for him to ignite that Patriots defense and win comeback player of the year.