On Superbowl Sunday, A Concussion Conversation Continues

7 years ago

Today is Super Bowl Sunday, and even if your hometown’s team is one of the competitors, none has completely escaped chatter about the brain-injury controversy—from CNN’s report on the long-lasting damage suffered by former players, after years of impacts like those at left, to stories from Business Week and others on how states are already changing practice rules for school sports.

If you watch the game, you’ll see at least one of those expensive PSAs on the subject. And if you're a New York Times reader, you might have seen the following quote from a 1928 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association: “There is a very definite brain injury due to single or repeated blows on the head or jaw which cause multiple concussion hemorrhages. ... The condition can no longer be ignored by the medical profession or the public.”

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