Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald was listed as limited in his return to practice after suffering a concussion last Sunday, but the wideout told reporters that he participated fully in the team’s practice session.
That’s a pretty good sign that Fitzgerald will be able to get on the field in Seattle for Sunday’s NFC West clash. Fitzgerald said Thursday that he has never missed a division game and that he doesn’t plan to change that this weekend, even though he’s well aware of the potential risks that come with returning to action after suffering concussions.
“It is a concern, but I’m like anybody else — I just want to go do my job, have a good time and play and win and enjoy it while I have the opportunity,” Fitzgerald said, via the Arizona Republic. “There’s no telling how long I’ll be able to play this game or how long anybody will be able to play this game — or live life — but I have an opportunity to do something I truly love doing, playing ball, and that’s kind of how I think about it. I obviously understand the ramifications and seeing the studies and seeing the guys that have dealt with issues in the past. I’m aware of all that.”
Fitzgerald still needs to get the final green light from an independent neurologist before he’ll be officially good to go for Sunday and sounds confident that it will come in time for him to help his team avoid another 58-point loss to the Seahawks.