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The Atlanta-Journal Constitution Interviews Dr. Williams About Chicago Bears Leonard Floyd's Second Concussion Lasting Two Month


Former Georgia standout Leonard Floyd, who’s from Eastman, suffered two concussions during his rookie season and told the Chicago media after a recent minicamp practice that it took two months to recover from the second concussion.

“The fact that it took two months is a little unusual, but we also know that there are a lot of variabilities from person to person,” said Dr. Vernon Williams, director of the Kerlan-Jobe Center for Sports Neurology and Pain Medicine at Kerlan-Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic in Los Angeles. “In other words, it may take one person longer than another. Then there is also a lot variability within an individual. You can have one concussion and recovery within five or six days and another (one could) take a lot longer time.

“That’s an unusual period of time, but hopefully everything got worked through and he’s recovered. Sometimes what happens is that you have some therapy to help rehabilitate the vestibular system or the ocular motor system. Sometimes it just takes a little longer to get that done.”

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