Just one year removed from a breakout season with the Texans, former Iowa tight end C.J. Fiedorowicz could be forced to retire after suffering at least four concussions in just two seasons.
Houston placed Fiedorowicz on injured reserve last week due to his third reported concussion of the season and now either Fiedorowicz or the Texans’ doctors will decide if he ever plays again, according to Adam Schefter of ESPN.
After two quiet seasons to begin his career, Fiedorowicz broke out last season with 559 receiving yards and four touchdowns, enough to earn him a three-year, $21.5 million contract with about $10.1 million guaranteed from the Texans, per NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.
Now, Fiedorowicz’s entire career is in jeopardy. He missed the last three weeks of preseason due to a concussion, then suffered another concussion in the Texans’ season opener that kept him out until Week 10. This is obviously a disturbing trend and preventing further damage is almost certainly more important than football now.
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