Cleveland Browns wide receiver and return specialist Josh Cribbs returned to practice on Wednesday, which marks the first time he has participated since he suffered a concussion during the team's 23-16 loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sept. 27. Cribbs took a big hit during the first quarter of that Week 4 game as the collision knocked his helmet off and caused his head snap back and hit the turf, but now he's upbeat and focused on making a quick return to the field.
He revealed to Ohio.com that he was knocked unconscious on the play that forced him to leave the game, but then he even tried to turn that scary moment into a positive vibe:
"I'm blessed with a kill switch. The doctor said that was a good thing that happened. Some guys don't get up after that and recover as fast as I have. But like I said, I got someone looking out for me. I can tell you that I'm working to get in the game plan heavily again like I was last week, so we'll see."
The reality of this traumatic brain injury are certainly recognized by Cribbs' wife and brother, who are both urging him to retire from the NFL for the sake of his long-term health.
The Browns take on the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ in Week 5.