‘‘I feel like I'm the starter until told otherwise,’’ Cassel said. ‘‘I'm excited about having another opportunity, and when Brady comes back and he’s healthy, we'll see what happens.’’
Nobody is certain when that will happen, though.
‘‘I don’t know. I'm not a doctor,’’ Quinn said. ‘‘This is my second one this year, and I think there’s obviously a concern for those sorts of things. If you go back too soon, you have a risk of getting a third one real quick, and who knows after that.’’
As for the long-term ramifications of the concussions, which have resulted in dementia and other problems among former players, Quinn said it remains in the back of his mind.
‘‘It’s something we’re starting to learn more and more about,’’ he said. ‘‘They kind of do start to stack up when they’re not treated in the proper way.’’
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