The smelling salts are gone and concussion spotting officials have been added to the field, but how are these changes actually protecting a player’s long-term brain health?
Research released from McGill found that only 28% of concussed CFL players will seek treatment for a concussion. It’s no better in the NCAA with only 1 out of 27 concussions being reported.
Today’s young athletes are now witnessing first-hand the devasting impact of repetitive concussions as they watch their childhood idols struggle to remember their glory days and, in some cases, form a simple sentence. There is a better way to protect the players putting their lives on the line every game.
Read the rest on AlphaKinetic co-founder’s Medium blog here.