Aaron Rodgers isn't taking lightly the two concussions he suffered in a 10-week period.
The Green Bay Packers quarterback diligently followed NFL protocol for being cleared to resume practice - not that he had a choice - and consulted other players who have gone through similar head trauma.
And, in a concession to safety over fashion, he wore a new shock-absorbing helmet when he returned to practice Wednesday - and took some good-natured ribbing from his teammates.
"I'm not really so worried about how I look in it," Rodgers said. "I'm just a little more worried about how I play in it."
In short, Rodgers has done everything possible to ensure his safety. One thing he won't do, however, is change the way he plays the game.
"I have zero doubts taking the field," he said. "I feel confident. I've been cleared. The doctors are confident.
"I'm going to continue to play the way I play and what happens will happen. I'm confident in the medical clearance I've gotten and confident in the way I play."