Expert says concussed players hide injuries out of fear

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November 19th, 2013

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Chris Nowinski, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

A leading concussion expert from the United States says players in high-level contact sports still are often fearful of sitting out games after head injuries because they might lose their positions on their teams…

Expert quote:

“There still has to be a culture change with the players, they need to take that time off. They still have that impression that their job or role might be at risk. And I’m still not sure that players anywhere, even now, appreciate or understand the risk they are exposing themselves to.”
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