NFL players are freaking out over a potential brain tumor that could take their lives and they’re going crazy about it.
Here are the questions players are asking and the answers they’re giving.
The NFL is currently looking into the potential of a tumor on a player’s brain.
A spokesman for the league said in a statement on Monday that the NFL was conducting a full and thorough investigation.
“We’re not sure yet if the tumor is malignant or benign,” the statement read.
The spokesperson said the league would not discuss the player’s condition publicly, and said only that it was investigating.
The spokesman did not elaborate on the nature of the investigation.
In a separate statement, a spokesperson for the NFL Players Association, who also spoke on condition of anonymity because the investigation is ongoing, said that there was no current player with a brain issue that warranted the heightened scrutiny.
“The fact is, this is not a situation where we have any reason to think there is a direct link to football or the game itself,” the spokesperson said.
“This is an unusual circumstance that is still being investigated.”
A spokesperson for Neurosurgery Associates, which is part of Neurosurgeon General Ronald Kessler’s team of neurologists, said the NFL has been in touch with him about the matter.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.