Players accept risk of injuries to head

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  1. Wolf

    Wolf 100% Texan

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  2. HJam72

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    Football fans are so uncivilized. :crying::secret::rolleyes:
     
  3. New_Texans

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    Then call the goddamn time out at the goalline!!!!

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    Marcus Ruthless pragmatist

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    No, they're just uneducated and dumb. A perfect combo.:roast:
     
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    A lot of these players are brain-damaged going in so I don't really know how much a difference can be found.
     
  6. hradhak

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    I see a lot of traumatic head injuries on my trauma service at Hermann. It's amazing to me that people function after motorcycle accidents etc. Many of those people don't do very well and end up as severely impaired. It's surprising to me that people are noticing this now instead of 30 years ago. The real problem is that we as physicians don't have a good evidence based algorithm to decide what to do with people. We don't have medicine or surgery that can fix head injuries other than rest and no one knows how long it takes to "walk it off" or who is going to get repeated problems. It'll be interesting to see guys like Aikman and Young and Romanowski who had several concussions in 20 years to see what their brains looks like on a head CT.
     

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