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Even doctors and scientists knew little. Research on brain injuries did not begin in earnest until the 1980s, and the real breakthroughs did not happen until the 2000s. ”1 The story started to open the public’s eyes to the problem of brain injuries in sports. A lot of players were getting concussions, yet little was being done to prevent these injuries. During the early 1980s, neuropsychologist Jeff Barth and other doctors at the University of Virginia saw more than 1,000 patients with concussions in Concussion research has evolved—this high-tech study measures helmet-to-helmet force.

But others B R A I N I N J U RI ES I N FO OT BA L L • 37 OTHER RISKY SPORTS Football is not the only sport causing head injuries for young athletes. Bicycling actually tops the list of sports-related brain injuries. In 2009, more than 40,000 children under age 14 went to hospital emergency rooms with concussions or other head injuries from bicycling accidents. For team sports, football creates the most risk, with nearly 22,000 brain injuries in 2009. 5 argue it may be because players are getting bigger and faster and joining football at an earlier age.

Officially diagnosed with CTE However, players often had after his brain was donated to research. concussions even if they were Even in a noncontact sport not knocked out. such as baseball, former Cincinnati Reds player Injured players typically did Ryan Freel suffered many concussions during his little to protest when they were career. He committed suicide sent back into the game after in December 2012. an injury. In the NFL’s culture of toughness, players knew full well the repercussions of asking to sit out.

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