Russell Wilson clarifies that Recovery Water did not help heal concussion
Russell Wilson took a lot of heat earlier this week for going overboard while endorsing a beverage brand. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback made the absurd implication that drinking Recovery Water was the reason he did not suffer a concussion in the NFC Championship Game against the Green Bay Packers.
On Friday, Wilson backtracked on his over-the-top sales pitch — sort of.
“I didn’t have a concussion,” he said, per Sheil Kapadia of ESPN.com. “I guess it was perceived wrong. I did not have a concussion. I was saying that I had been consistently drinking the water for a month and a half — five, seven times a day. And I was like, ‘Man, maybe this stuff is helping me out.'”
Even if Wilson wasn’t saying the beverage helped him heal from a concussion after this nasty hit from Clay Matthews, it’s ridiculous to think this particular type of water prevents head injuries.
“I didn’t have a head injury, but what I was trying to say is I think it helped prevent it,” Wilson added. “I think your brain consists of like 75, 80 percent water, so I think that just being hydrated, drinking the recovery water really does help.”
Drinking water typically improves all functions of the human body, so Wilson’s Twitter endorsements for Recovery Water are still a scam. Based on his reasoning, Dasani, Aquafina and thousands of other products are also helping keep football players safe from concussions.