Russell Wilson has more to say about Recovery Water

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Over the past two days, Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson has said plenty of stuff about Recovery Water, a company in which he has invested. And most of what he has said indicates a belief by him that the product helps prevent or treat concussions.

Wilson was back at it on Thursday, extolling the virtues of a beverage with nanobubbles, which he claims helped him not get a concussion when he took a blow to the head against the Packers in January.

“I didn’t have a concussion,” Wilson told reporters, via comments distributed by the team. “I guess it was perceived wrong, but I did not have a concussion. I was saying that I had consistently been drinking the water for about a month, month and a half, you know, five to seven times a day and maybe this stuff is helping me out. It’s one of those things that I truly do believe it helps with recovery, it’s one of those things that the science behind it, all that help that they’re trying to do.”

Via Twitter on Wednesday, Wilson said that Recovery Water helped prevent him from getting a concussion, which meshes with what he said today. But what he said today conflicts with the message sent by his quotes to Rolling Stone, when he said, “I banged my head during the Packers game in the playoffs, and the next day I was fine. It was the water.”

Saying “the next day I was fine” implies that the prior day he wasn’t. Wilson said today that he was.

“I didn’t have any head injuries, but I was trying to say I think it helped prevent it,” Wilson said. “I think your brain consists of like 75 to 80 percent water so I think that just being hydrated and drinking the Recovery Water really does help.”

Under that theory, drinking any type water would help. As, possibly, would playing football while wearing not a helmet but a fishbowl.

43 responses to “Russell Wilson has more to say about Recovery Water

  1. I think most players go drink booze after getting their “bell rung.” Recovery Water sure is getting a lot of publicity because of all this.

  2. Russell then went on to say that because that because Recovery Water is mainly made of oxygen that when you drink it you no longer need to breathe.

  3. He also said God spoke to him immediately after the Butler interception, but there is footage of him walking to the sidelines and asking, “What happened?”

    Basically the guy will say whatever suits his purpose at the time he’s saying it.

    Thank God he choked in the Super Bowl. He’s insufferable enough as it is.

  4. I don’t see what the big deal is. At the end of a long day, many men like to sit down and pop themselves open a nice cold can of “recovery water.”

  5. Ok so the dingbatty science here is that liquid cannot compress, whereas gasses can. Somebody else will have to tell y’all if gas impregnated into liquid will allow the admixture to compress or not. If so, either that or a change to the shear factor could make a difference in the human body.

    How big a difference? Well, anything can be a placebo, so there’s your floor.

    Cue the unironic accusations Russ of cynically profiting from the s***storm he’s scrambling to put to bed from the very same people who are bringing #nanobubbles free publicity.

    As a Hawks fan, it’s still better than when Matt Hasselbeck was hawking Myoplex protein powder…. get ripped like Hass, I guess. By those word parts literally mean “a growth or formation on the lining of the heart” but hey why not.

  6. He’s technically not wrong. Being dehydrated does increase the risk of concussions. Look at the rate of concussions in UFC for heavyweight vs the other divisions. Heavyweights have a fraction of the concussions because they do not dehydrate themselves to make weigh ins.

  7. I drink a glass of Dihydrogen Monoxide every morning. Check out these results.

    Zero concussions
    Zero ruptured spleens
    Zero shark attacks
    Zero meteor strikes
    Zero spontaneous combustions

    What more proof do you need? Dihydrogen Monoxide is obviously a miracle product and every NFL starter should be drinking it.

  8. What am I missing here. I don’t see the issue that everyone else is having. Dude said it helps “him” not that it would help you or anyone else. He’s not claiming it is the savior to people’s problems.

    People say all the time that God did something for them or God helped make that play to win the game. Unless your name is Tim Tebow nobody has an issue with any of that.

  9. I am ashamed for all the NC State and Wisconsin Graduates that his uneducated, but biased information will be tied to all their academic credentials. I don’t dislike him as a person or player, but he seriously needs a PR Pro to step in soon!

  10. Average NFL fan – I used to care nothing about Wilson. Somehow he is now the guy I most want to see laid out flat during a game.

    How did that happen, Russell?

  11. He needs to learn a lesson from Marshawn, and just stop talking. Him and RG3 just babble every time a mic is in there face.

  12. He is selling something plain and simple. Call him all the names you want but now a lot of people are talking about nanobubbles and recovery water. Kind of like Denis Rodman all he was a very good rebounder and defender that only basketball fans knew of but when he dyed his hair got tattooed pierced his body all over and put on a weeding dress he was a world wide celebrity and made more money from his look than he did as a ball player. No publicity is bad publicity.

  13. If I were famous in any aspect, I’d never talk to the media. This guy probably thought the last thing out of his Rolling Stone interview that would cause an uproar would be his comment about what type of water he drinks. This story seems to blowing up way out of proportion.

  14. Best QB in the HISTORY of the NFL through 3 years.

    Stats don’t lie.
    ————
    LOL Based on TEAM stats. Or the fact that you’re comparing to QB’s who didn’t start right away their first 3 seasons. Or QB’s who did start but when the league passing rules were much less conducive to posting big passer ratings.

    Nevermind that Andrew Luck has outperformed him in almost every meaningful passing statistic.

  15. Best QB in the HISTORY of the NFL through 3 years.

    Stats don’t lie.
    ————
    LOL Based on TEAM stats. Or the fact that you’re comparing to QB’s who didn’t start right away their first 3 seasons. Or QB’s who did start but when the league passing rules were much less conducive to posting big passer ratings.

    Nevermind that Andrew Luck has outperformed him in almost every meaningful passing statistic.

    —-
    Like interceptions? Or maybe game winning drives? Shoot, maybe it was total passing touchdowns over first three seasons. Shoot, I can’t remember, it was one of those. I always forget those, and the names of his horrific receivers.

  16. Nanobubbles? What’s next, Wilson “balance bands”, those idiotic magnetic bracelets?

    People will believe anything apparently.

  17. Per Art Thiel of Sports Press Northwest:

    “As long as he thinks “nanobubbles” help him, and continues to win NFC Championships despite four interceptions and a walloped head, the only people who have to worry about figuring him out are defensive coordinators.”

    It is amazing to me how many non Seattle Seahawks fans feel the need to read and comment on every Russell Wilson story. I guess he’s in a lot more heads than just the DC’s around the league.

  18. And God spoketh: “I hath given thee successes to celebrate thine faith, I have given thee failures to insure thine humility……and, oh, by the way, I got a boatload of this water I gotta dump in a hurry….so, ah, you know….go forth and move this product”

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