FLORHAM PARK, N.J. (AP) — New York Jets coach Rex Ryan says he “absolutely” would like his son to continue to play football despite him suffering a concussion last season in high school.
When asked Saturday about how some NFL players have said they’d rather their children not play the game in light of Junior Seau’s death, Ryan says he’s “proud that my kid plays.”
Ryan says his son Seth, a cornerback and wide receiver for Summit High School, suffered a concussion, but “that’s part of it.” He says there are concerns, but is encouraged by strides in research and medical treatment.
Seau was found shot in the chest Wednesday, and the San Diego County medical examiner’s office ruled the death a suicide. The family plans to donate Seau’s brain for research into football-related injuries.