Washington Redskins linebacker Su’a Cravens has to wear prescription glasses full time now after suffering permanent eye damage from a concussion. He made the announcement on Tuesday via Snapchat, according to Yahoo Sports.
“Due to my concussion my eyes have lost the memory to keep track of moving objects, so I have to wear these for the rest of my life,” Cravens said in a video.
The rookie linebacker suffered the concussion on Oct. 2 against the Cleveland Browns, which caused him to miss last Sunday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens. He missed practice all last week in the NFL’s concussion protocol, and Redskins head coach Jay Gruden said Cravens would be seeing an independent doctor on Tuesday about his concussion.
On the way back from the doctor, Cravens posted a video on Twitter with his new glasses.
— Su’a Cravens (@Sua_Cravens) October 11, 2016
It’s not clear if Cravens will be available to play against the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday, but he might be wearing glasses under his helmet when he does return to action. This is a scary situation for the 21-year-old. You can see why the NFL is trying to do more to prevent concussions.