Friday, November 2, 2012

The NFL & the Concussion Crisis

After 11 NFL seasons without a serious injury, Anthony Becht considers himself one of the lucky ones.

"Have I had a full-fledged concussion in my career? No," Becht said. "But I've gotten 'dinged.' "

Yet Becht - like so many other NFL players - says he accepted the risk to enjoy a successful career.

"Football is football; there's going to be contact. When I signed up for this thing, I knew there was the potential for...injury that could end my career."

But advocates for concussion research and doctors alike suggest football players aren't fully comprehending the severe brain damage - and consequences - they are putting themselves at-risk for.

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