AlphaKinetic’s Response to the CBC Article: CFL to add extra official to watch for head shots

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.