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Russell Wilson tells Rolling Stone “Recovery Water” saved him from concussion in NFC title game

Russell Wilson cried tears of relief and joy after rallying the Seahawks past Green Bay in January’s NFC championship game. He told Rolling Stone that “Recovery Water” allowed him to continue playing that game following a big hit.
Russell Wilson cried tears of relief and joy after rallying the Seahawks past Green Bay in January’s NFC championship game. He told Rolling Stone that “Recovery Water” allowed him to continue playing that game following a big hit. AP

Eureka! We now know the secret to Russell Wilson’s success.

“Recovery Water.”

The Seahawks quarterback/pop-culture man is on a regional cover of Rolling Stone magazine’s latest issue.

But that’s not the football news. Beyond more details on what he does in his relationship with Ciara, beyond the beefcake-y photo of him sprawled on a couch, the long article -- clearly written before he signed his $87.6 million contract extension in early August to become the NFL’s second-high paid quarterback -- describes how he bounced back so quickly from a vicious, open-field hit by Green Bay’s Clay Matthews on the return of an interception he threw in January’s NFC championship game.

"I banged my head during the Packers game in the playoffs, and the next day I was fine," Wilson tells RS. "It was the water."

“The water” is the $3-per-bottle Reliant “Recovery Water,” a Tacoma-based venture in which Wilson is an investor.

It has, according to Wilson and the article, “nanobubbles and electrolytes that purportedly helps people recover quickly from workouts and, according to Wilson, injury. He mentions a teammate whose knee healed miraculously...”

In the RS story, Wilson’s agent Mark Rodgers is quoted as interjecting: “Well, we're not saying we have real medical proof."

“But,” the article reads, “Wilson shakes his head, energized by the subject. He speaks with an evangelist's zeal.

“’I know it works.’ His eyes brighten. ‘Soon you're going to be able to order it straight from Amazon.’”

After today’s Seahawks practice before Saturday’s third exhibition game at San Diego, Wilson tweeted:

Wilson is scheduled to talk to those of us in the football media Thursday following practice. The conversation may not be all about football.

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