Brian Westbrook confessed his fear last night.
In his first interview since he suffered his second concussion, the Eagles' star running back said he was "really scared" about his future in football.
Westbrook joined Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher on HBO's Joe Buck Live from New York University and talked about the two concussions that have sidelined him for four games already this season.
"I'm worried about it," Westbrook said. "Concussions have been all over the headlines and all over the papers, and it has been on the top of my mind since the Redskins game on the 26th of October."
That was when Westbrook was knocked unconscious by a knee to the head from Washington linebacker London Fletcher. He suffered his second concussion three weeks later during a game against the San Diego Chargers and has not played since.
Westbrook, 30, said his greatest fear is of the unknown ramifications that concussions can have as he grows older.