Baylor junior quarterback Charlie Brewer, who was a standout at Austin Lake Travis, suffered another scary hit to the head during Wednesday’s Sugar Bowl, and the injury is prompting some to wonder whether his career should continue.
After taking a late hit during the 26-14 loss, Brewer laid on the turf for several minutes before returning to his feet.
While he was evaluated for a neck injury, the incident follows a series of three documented concussions during his career, including one last month.
With the potential for long-term consequences from brain damage a possibility, the latest developments certainly raise red flags for Brewer, who admitted to spending about a week in a dark room following his last concussion.
Additionally, questions regarding Matt Rhule’s handling of the situation are becoming a hot topic of discussion.
Could this be the final straw for Brewer’s career? Could Rhule make a run for the NFL before the criticism reaches a boiling point? Could Baylor football’s resurgence be coming to a close?
Only time will tell, but for now, Brewer’s latest injury certainly sheds more light on just how delicate the human body can be, and how there is no room for error when it comes to the well-being of a player.