Junior Seau’s (pictured) death caught the attention of former Patriots linebacker Ted Johnson.


Former Patriots linebacker Ted Johnson suffered his share of NFL concussions during his career in New England, and the news of Junior Seau’s death apparently gave him a wake up call.

Johnson, who continues to struggle with post-concussion syndrome after retiring back in 2005, told the Associated Press that what happened with Seau hit close to home as he continues to battle what he calls, “an invisible injury”.  He also feels that head trauma contributed to Seau’s death.

“You can’t tell me the head trauma he had over his career didn’t affect him,” said Johnson. “That was the tip of the tipping point for me. … It makes you take inventory on your own mortality. If that can happen to him, I’ve got to be more diligent in how I live my life. ’Cause it’s a road I don’t want to go down.”

The former Patriot also said that when it comes to head injuries, “it’s corrode or explode,” and he feels that with Seau “it all exploded” when he shot and killed himself.

It’s an interesting read, and you can find the complete article here.