Nate Jackson played six seasons in the NFL, mostly for the Denver Broncos as a wide receiver and tight end. He did this despite a list of injuries and treatments that would shock any competent doctor. But it’s nothing that many other average players haven’t experienced as they try to stay in the game.
The story is an excerpt for his book, Slow Getting Up. Recommended reading if you’ve ever wondered what it really takes to keep playing in the NFL when your body is telling you to stop.