“I’m pushing to play every game like it’s my last game.”
Those were the words of Joe Adams, University of Arkansas wide receiver. In October 2009, Adams was going through a weight lifting session in the days before the Razorbacks were going to play Auburn. He had a nasty headache and in fact, it felt like a migraine, a problem he had dealt with before. The pain became so severe Adams sought help from the trainers. They sent him to the doctors, who ordered up an MRI on his brain.
That’s when it was discovered that Adams suffered what the school officials have termed “a mild stroke.” He sat out the next three games, but returned later that season and hasn’t had any problems with migraines and strokes since.
“I don’t know why it happened,” Adams said. “But I know that I want to try to make everything positive, whether it’s a game, or a practice, or a a weight session.”