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Aaron Rodgers turned on the charm and showcased his dry humour and support of Manchester City as he faced British media for the first time.
And the 38-year-old Green Bay Packers quarterback, a four-time MVP, also said he is happy with the level of protection provided against concussion by the NFL - but urged players to self-police.
‘I do think it’s enough,’ he said when asked about the level of protection provided to players by the NFL. ‘I just think we have to police ourselves as well and be smart about that. Players want to be out there. But we need to think about our long-term health.
‘I think we all know the difference between getting rocked and getting concussed. There is definitely a difference. I’ve had a few on the field and there’s a difference between getting nailed and going to the sideline, maybe your jaw or neck is hurting a little bit and actually having a concussion.
With the Green Bay Packers playing in London for the first time, Aaron Rodgers spoke to the British press about concussions, meeting Steven Gerrard, and the USWNT at Wembley
‘I don’t know what else the NFL can do. I’m not always defending the NFL in every decision that they make. Every topic should be up for discussion. When it comes to this, there’s independent people on the sideline who are watching for those hits. I think there has to be a closer eye on those particular plays.
‘Obviously watching the play with Tua back – you go back the previous week – you saw him kind of stumble after a hit. I think we all know what was going on there.
‘For Tua I understand the predicament. You want to be out there and keep playing but we’ve all got to think about our long-term health because we know the effects of CTE have been