Russell Wilson Doubles Down On Claims That His Water Prevents Concussions

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is standing by his belief that Recovery Water, a water brand he’s an investor in, will prevent football players from sustaining a concussion.

In a Rolling Stone feature published on Wednesday, Wilson claimed that drinking Recovery Water healed a January head injury. On Thursday, he went a step further, tweeting that the water also prevents concussions.

I believe @Recovery_Water helped prevent me from getting a concussion based on a bad hit! #NanoBubbles

— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) August 26, 2015

Wilson has yet to provide any medical proof for his claims, because, as his agent noted in the Rolling Stone piece, there isn’t any. The player spoke to reporters after Thursday’s Seahawks practice and responded to the doctors, concussion experts and journalists who’ve been critical of his Recovery Water sales pitch.

“I didn’t have a concussion,” Wilson said. “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.'”

“I didn’t have a head injury, but what I was trying to say is I think it helped prevent it,” he said. “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.”

To recap: There’s water in our brains, so drinking Recovery Water helps prevent concussions. Got it.

Part of what Wilson is saying is important though. Hydration is a very, very good thing —> Read More