Texans TE C.J. Fiedorowicz Could Be Forced To Retire Early Due To Concussions

     

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that Texans TE C.J. Fiedorowicz could be forced to retire from the NFL after suffering he suffered his fourth concussion in the past two seasons.

Fiedorowicz was placed on injured reserve a few weeks into the regular season because of a concussion. However, Fiedorowicz managed to work his way back and the Texans elected to designate him as one of their two players to return from injured reserve.

Unfortunately, Fiedorowicz suffered his third concussion of the 2017 season last week and was once again placed on injured reserve.

Sources have told Schefter that Fiedorowicz might not be able to play again, either by his choice or that of the Texans’ doctors. Schefter adds that there are no assurances at this point that Fiedorowicz will be able to pass a physical for the team, which would be required for him to return.

To make the situation more concerning, Schefter says that there was already some concern that Fiedorowicz could be forced into an early retirement even before he suffered another concussion last week.

Fiedorowicz, 25, is a former third-round pick of the Texans back in 2014. He was in the final year of his four-year, $3.95 million contract and was to make a base salary of $831,810 for the 2017 season when the Texans recently signed him to a brand new three-year, $21.5 million extension with $10 million guaranteed.

Fiedorowicz was placed on injured reserve with a concussion back in September before he was activated last month.

In 2017, Fiedorowicz appeared in five games for the Texans and caught 14 passes for 127 yards receiving and no touchdowns.

We’ll have more regarding Fiedorowicz’s future as the news is available.

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