Russell Wilson told reporters on Thursday that Recovery Water, the supposed miracle water he invests in, didn't actually heal a concussion. Now, Wilson claims he never suffered a concussion, and he believes it's because his Recovery Water helped prevent one.
In a Rolling Stone feature on the Seattle Seahawks quarterback, Wilson said that he was hit by Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews in the NFC Championship Game, but was fine the next day because of the water. Wilson is an investor in Reliant Recovery Water, which Rolling Stone described as "a $3-per-bottle concoction with nanobubbles and electrolytes."
While Wilson backed off his comments some on Thursday, he first confirmed his comments with a tweet on Wednesday.
Wilson still maintains that the water may have helped him avoid concussions, but says that it was more of a case of prevention than recovery.
"I didn't have a concussion," Wilson said. "I guess it was perceived wrong. I did not have a concussion. I was saying that I had been consistently drinking the water for a month and a half -- five, seven times a day. And I was like, 'Man, maybe this stuff is helping me out.'"
While Wilson is most definitely not a doctor, he has his own line of logic to explain why Recovery Water helped him avoid head injuries.
"I didn't have a head injury, but what I was trying to say is I think it helped prevent it," he said. "I think your brain consists of like 75, 80 percent water, so I think that just being hydrated, drinking the recovery water really does help."
Wilson has never missed a game in his NFL career, compiling a 36-12 record as a regular season starter and a 6-2 record in eight postseason games. He also says that he's not the only Seahawks player that uses Recovery Water, and that offensive tackle Russell Okung and safety Kam Chancellor also drink it.
The magic water hasn't done much for Okung, who's yet to play a complete 16-game season in five seasons because of nagging injuries.
It's fair to say that you should take Wilson's claims with a healthy dose of skepticism.