Hard to believe it’s only 10 days until the movie Concussion makes its debut.
Will Smith admitted that he was conflicted in taking the role of Dr. Bennet Omalu because he is a big football fan. He loved the four years of bonding when his son played football, and having grown up in Philly he is still a big Eagles’ fan. The story of an Eagles’ player is featured in the film – the late Andre Waters, a former Eagles’ safety in Buddy Ryan’s defensive schemes known for his ferocious hits during which both he and opposing players experienced cumulative TBI and ultimately died from CTE. I confess being conflicted because I am still a football fan (and yes – like Will – an Eagles’ fan) yet am very concerned about the effects on young athletes who stay at it for a number of years.
For that reason, vision and…
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