The Concussion Problem and Why We Still Play

By Jeremy Ruskin (Sports Correspondent) The game of football is under serious scrutiny. This is mainly because of the serious problems caused by head injuries such as concussions. Many football players from the NFL down the the high school and pee wee levels have sustained concussions and now with the discovery of CTE (Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy) the dangers of football have become even more apparent. In a study by the Concussion Legacy Foundation, as of Oct. 18, 2016, 91 percent of football players (138 out of 152) studied at the VA-BU-CLF Brain Bank who played in college have been diagnosed with CTE. Almost two-thirds of that group went on to play professional football. College football participation was compiled from public records and interviews with family members. Concussions being so difficult to diagnose as well as athletes not wanting to come off the field can lead to athletes staying in the

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