Monthly Archives: August 2015
Sony Pictures has release the trailer for the movie Concussion, the story of Dr. Bennet Omalu and his work in exposing the concussion crisis in the NFL. Staring Will Smith, the movie hits theaters around Christmas.
Here’s the trailer:
Other professional sports leagues should be taking note of this.
After examining Washington Redskins Quarterback Robert Griffin III, NFL independent neurologist Robert N. Kurtze has ruled Griffin out of any games this weekend. The announcement comes eight days after Griffin suffered a concussion and five days after the Redskins allowed him to return to practice.
The statement from Dr. Kurtze follows:
“Per discussion with Neuropsychologists and with Anthony Casolaro M.D., we had anticipated yesterday that the patient would be cleared for full participation in gameplay this weekend; however, upon further scrutiny today of the neuropsychology data, I agree with the neuropsychologist that he should be held from gameplay this weekend and be retested in one-two weeks before a firm conclusion to return to gameplay can be made.”
Should the Washington Redskins have waited to clear Robert Griffin III, who suffered a concussion in an exhibition game on August 20?
Head Coach Jay Gruden said his quarterback “was cleared for non-contact drills for Sunday’s practice and is showing no effects of a concussion, though he still will see a neurosurgeon and go through the entire league concussion protocol.”
That date with the neurosurgeon is today.
It has become common knowledge in medical circles that just because an athlete exhibits no “signs” of a concussion it does not mean he or she is sufficiently healed. Complicated matters is the fact that athletes each recover differently from concussions.