Posted December 25, 2011 on AP on Fox

JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 17: Maurice Jones-Drew #32 of the Jacksonville Jaguars runs the ball against Jacob Lacey #27 of the Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on December 17, 2009 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
Ask Jacksonville Jaguars running back Maurice Jones-Drew whether he would try to play through a concussion or yank himself from a game, and he'll provide a straightforward answer. ''Hide it,'' the NFL's leading rusher said. ''The bottom line is: You have to be able to put food on the table. No one's going to sign or want a guy who can't stay healthy. I know there will be a day when I'm going to have trouble walking. I realize that,'' Jones-Drew said. ''But this is what I signed up for. Injuries are part of the game. If you don't want to get hit, then you shouldn't be playing.'' Other players say they would do the same: Hide it. In a series of interviews about head injuries with The Associated Press over the last two weeks, 23 of 44 NFL players - slightly more than half - said they would try to conceal a possible concussion rather than pull themselves out of a game. Some acknowledged they already have. Players also said they should be better protected from their own instincts: Mo...
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