September 24, 2012
It'd been three weeks, and Akeem Shavers wasn't feeling better.
He still had headaches, ringing in his ears, felt nauseous and his legs were "like noodles" that long after taking a hit to his head on a rush against Iowa last year.
He'd never had a concussion before, didn't realize how serious they could be.
But, finally, after taking tests for the sixth time, he was cleared to play and returned to the field for Purdue. He rushed for 149 yards in the Boilermakers' bowl victory.
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