Former Cincinnati Bengals tight end Hayden Hurst shared some frightening news earlier this season. Hurst announced that he was suffering from post-traumatic amnesia following a concussion sustained last month.
“I appreciate everyone reaching out & checking on me. I suffered a pretty nasty concussion against the Bears a few weeks ago & don’t remember up to 4 hours after the game. Scary situation but the Panthers have been incredible walking me through this process,” hurst said on X.
While the news was scary, Hurst doesn’t think it will impact his career.
“I’m doing better each day,” Hurst said. “It’s not going to end my career, just being cautious as I come back. Should be another week or two.”
Today, the Carolina Panthers placed Hurst on injured reserve. With Carolina out of the postseason picture, the move will end Hurst’s season, his first with the Panthers.
Hurst said that last week, but it doesn’t appear he was trending toward being ready to come back this season, and with nothing on the line as far as postseason implications, it may be best for Hurst to take the rest of the season off to focus on healing.
Hurst tallied 18 receptions for 184 yards and one touchdown in the nine games he played in this season.
Here’s to a speedy recovery for the former Bengal.