Buffalo Bills quarterback Kevin Kolb suffered another concussion during Saturday’s preseason loss to the Washington Redskins. The 29-year-old also battled head injuries in 2010 and 2012, so his latest has many wondering if he will ever play again.
According to ESPN.com’s Adam Schefter, a league source described Kolb’s concussion as “serious” and potentially career-ending. He suffered the injury when he was kneed in the helmet while diving for a first down against Washington. To make matters even more frightening, Tim Graham of the Buffalo News added the following detail:
Wow. @ByTimGraham tells us Kolb almost certainly done for year, didn't do well post-game answering "where are you", "what's your name", etc.
— Ross Tucker (@RossTuckerNFL) August 26, 2013
You never want to hear stuff like that. If Kolb’s quality of life after football is in jeopardy because of the amount of head trauma he has sustained, you would hope he will consider retirement.
Meanwhile, rookie quarterback EJ Manuel is recovering from a minor knee surgery and starting cornerback Stephon Gilmore is expected to miss up to eight weeks with a hand injury. Things are not looking good for the Bills as the start of the regular season inches closer.