On April 10, 2005, Macon football star Al Lucas took a hit that he would never recover from.
Just minutes into an Arena Football League game for the Los Angeles Avengers, the youngest son of Georgia State Senator David Lucas and Macon-Bibb County Commissioner Elaine Lucas collided with another player. Shortly after, he was pronounced dead.
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Nick Lowery says the movie Concussion accurately portrays brain injuries and the toll they take on players in the National Football League.The former All-Pro kicker watched numerous friends and teammates debilitated by concussions, including friend Mike Webster, who was found to have Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and died at age 50.
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New research on 12 high school football players tracked for a season found that repeat head impacts affected the boys’ vision — even if those hits didn’t result in concussion.
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The latest Wake Forest School of Medicine study on youth football and brain impact has determined that repetitive blows to the head can result in changes even after just one season.
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