"I think that it's great that Brandon Brooks is talking about his anxiety and dealing with it. It takes a lot of courage. I think it's also important, because he serves as a role model, as an example for others," he said.
"Those who have anxiety and other issues and who may have been ashamed or afraid to talk about it, they gain strength from this. So this really has a true value beyond what he does on the football field and beyond his own personal battle."
Brooks wrote, "Make no mistake, I'm NOT ashamed or embarrassed by this nor what I go through daily." And he called the incident a setback after having been able to control his anxiety in recent years.
He thanked his coaches, teammates and fans for their support. Overwhelmingly on Twitter, fans were very supportive, offering plenty of encouragement for a player who's been through a lot recently, including a torn Achilles tendon.