Brain health, and concussions, start to receive due attention
Investing in brain health (CNBC):
“No more than 10 years ago, I played for a league where I felt the pressures both internally and externally to return to the field and keep playing no matter what. The words “concussion” and “TBI” (traumatic brain injury) were not frequently used among the medical staff. My teammates and I had no idea that seeing stars or blurred vision after a hard hit were signs of brain damage.
But all that’s changing…Chris Borland, a 24-year-old player, retired after a stellar rookie season at the San Francisco 49ers. And Jack Miller, a star player at the University of Michigan, dropped out before his senior year — both citing concerns about concussions.”