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Report: “Zero truth” to Cravens saying concussion caused permanent eye damage

Cleveland Browns running back Duke Johnson (29) is tackled by Washington Redskins defensive back Su'a Cravens (36) during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2016, in Landover, Md. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster) AP

Washington rookie linebacker Su’a Cravens claims that the concussion that kept him off the field last week has permanently damaged his vision, a claim others say simply isn’t true.

After Cravens posted a video on Instagram of him wearing a new pair of glasses, a Snapchat video including a more dire outlook.

“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,” he said in the video.

But according to J.P. Finlay of, a source close to the situation said there was “zero truth to it.”

It’s unclear where Cravens stands in the concussion protocol, or whether he was just overdramatizing things. The rookie has been a good addition to the Washington defense, with an interception and signs of being an impact player.

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8 Responses to “Report: “Zero truth” to Cravens saying concussion caused permanent eye damage”
  1. carloswlassiter says: Oct 12, 2016 7:34 AM

    He’s a rookie and is saying this? I think football is over as we know it.

  2. my_old_name_was_offensive says: Oct 12, 2016 8:01 AM

    That’s 2 years in a row….a promising rookie’s career is ended for the Redskins…

    Keyshawn Jarrett was finally the safety the Redskins had been looking for since Taylor and Landry…

    Now Cravens was that new hybrid defensive player who’s been all over the field til this BS…


  3. vikingsdefineaverage says: Oct 12, 2016 8:28 AM


    Guy looks good, hopefully one concussion isn’t turning him into Joseph Randle

  4. bigotshamer says: Oct 12, 2016 9:27 AM

    Has the source “close” to the situation actually examined Cravens? Diagnosing people you’ve never even met is simply ridiculous.

  5. willycents says: Oct 12, 2016 9:37 AM

    Generally, after sufficient cups of Jack Daniels on the rocks, my eyes lose their ability to track moving, or still, objects. Maybe that is his true problem.

  6. totallydisgusted says: Oct 12, 2016 12:10 PM

    Typical millennial attention whoring. Certain information should not be shared. He’s gonna cost himself playing time and money.

  7. torebear says: Oct 12, 2016 1:41 PM

    He lost his abilities track movements, but glasses are supposed to help?

    This doesn’t make sense. It’s probably a concussion symptom he has misunderstood, or the concussion talking.

  8. stevejjones says: Oct 13, 2016 12:25 PM

    I did some googling and the vision thing is real. It’s concerning that the player has been muzzled. He wouldn’t just make this up if a Dr. hadn’t raised the issue. Ocular-moter dysfunction.

    67% of the neural connections within the brain are involved with some aspect of vision, whether it is visual input, visual perception, or visual integration. With so many of the connections within the brain involved with the process of vision, it is no wonder that vision problems are so common following an acquired brain injury.

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