The scary side of the NFL now has a face in the Giants locker room. All the developing research, all the warnings given in NFLPA meetings, all the realities football players try to block out when they take the field suddenly are in the shape of an upbeat, wisecracking 25-year-old husband, father and $41 million star.
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“On average, a professional rugby union player is more likely than not to sustain a concussion after 25 matches” and “Sports-related concussion [SRC] increases the risk of subsequent injury by about 50 per cent in elite male football players”.
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“Daddy, is your brain getting better?” It’s a question T.J. Abraham – now 42 years old, and formerly a collegiate football player at Duquesne – has trouble answering. Not because he doesn’t know the answer, but because the truth is a bit tough to confront, especially when his own daughter is the one inquiring.
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The life of a top professional athlete involves hard training, plenty of stress, career-threatening injuries and no shortage of money. But now, some high-profile figures — think Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and Wales rugby union captain Sam Warburton — have decided at a relatively early age that the glory and the lucre no longer outweigh the pain. The issue of long-lasting injuries, particularly concussion and its ramifications, looms ever larger for anyone looking to take up a contact sport, either as an amateur or a pro. It’s a growing concern for high schools and parents, not to mention the sports leagues that are facing legal suits.
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