Last year was a tough season for Denver Broncos defensive lineman Derek Wolfe. In the preseason, he was carted off the field during a game against the Seattle Seahawks with a spinal injury. Then, three month later he suffered seizure-like symptoms on the team bus to the airport. He woke up a day later in the hospital with no recollection of how he got their.
The Broncos placed Wolfe on IR shortly thereafter, but the circumstances surrounding his symptons remained a mystery.
Wolfe recently talked with Channel 7 News in Denver about the injury, and added that he now feels better than ever.
“I thought I was fully healed and I came back a little too soon and kept hitting it,” Wolfe told 7NEWS in an interview Wednesday. “It screwed up my nervous system a little bit – crisscrossed the wires a little bit.”
“Mentally, it was hard to deal with because I didn’t know what was going on. Losing weight, my adrenals weren’t functioning right. Nothing was really working right. What it came down to was I just needed to let it heal,” Wolfe said.
After taking a couple months off, Wolfe says he is finally ready to begin offseason training. He is expected to be at full strength next season.