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(Discussion) Is The NFL Doing Enough To Protect Players From CTE
The issue of CTE is one that is shaking the world of football to it's core at the moment.
The more research that is done on the topic, the more we see the long term effects football could potentially have on the brain.
Recently we got a shocking discovery, as former New York Giants safety Tyler Sash was found to have an extraordinarily high level of CTE when he died in September at age 27, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
The CTE scale rates severity from 0 to 4. Sash had progressed to Stage 2, about the same stage Junior Seau was at when he committed suicide at age 43, the Times reports.
Sash suffered multiple concussions during his two-year career with the Giants, in which he played in 23 games over the 2011 and '12 seasons. The Times also reported that Sash dealt with "confusion, memory loss and minor fits of temper" that affected his ability to find meaningful employment after he was released by the Giants in 2013.

Is The NFL Doing Enough To Protect Players From CTE?

Do you think Football will lose it's popularity due to this serious injury issue?

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No they let the steelers slide with all the hits to the head
2 years ago·Reply
@mchlyang I agree, and that's the most difficult part of this process. I think the only way this issue will slow down is if they make players get regular checks if possible for CTE symptoms which can help players decide to walk away from the game
2 years ago·Reply
@rodneyyoung yeah these hits are strong but by the new rules a lot of them are legal. The problem is that these body rocking hits, while not directly to the head still effect the head because of the jerk of the body
2 years ago·Reply
@rodneyyoung I used to play football and I agree, they are doing ALOT more to help with concussions, but more still can and will be done. I still think they need to find a better helmet as well. It's gotten much better but needs to improve more. Also I see a lot of players on the field with one strap loose on the helmet, how does that make sense?
2 years ago·Reply
@evanyanetti They were actually pretty hard on James Harrison, who is actually suing the NFL now trying to get back some of the cash he lost due to fines for illegal hits if I remember correctly
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