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James Harrison: I've had 'double digit' concussions


One week after Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson talked about playing through a concussion, James Harrison talked about playing through many of them.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker told The Associated Press he's battled through "double digit" head injuries, but never missed a game because of it.

Harrison isn't completely ignoring the dubious trend. The four-time Pro Bowler has become the first player to incorporate CRT padding into his helmet, the same material designed to protect the U.S. armed forces. Harrison said a quarter-inch buffer of military-grade Kevlar has chopped down on postgame headaches.

Probably not for opposing quarterbacks, but that's not Harrison's problem.

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