Bobby Wagner # Seattle 54 Seahawks breaks up a pass intended for Darren Fells #85 of the Arizona Cardinals during their first half game at CenturyLink Field on November 15, 2015 in Seattle.
For starters, there islook, there's no agreed upon definition for a concussion. Consequently, between that and bad personally data, a real time diagnosis is impossible. Additionally, the players in the NFL have minimal data at their disposal due to removal of sensors from helmets -something the NFL blames the NFLPA for. I'm sure you heard about this. Further, adequate baseline testing isn't done during Scouting Combine that allows for the science -in its infancy -to be tested for differences over years. Needless to say, add in human differences for susceptibility to CTE and future dementia, and there appear to be more questions than answers.
Concussions and the NFL future gonna be front and center this week as litigation moves to oral arguments before the Third Circuit on why the NFL concussion settlement going to be reversed. Further, Will Smith's new movie Concussion premiered just days ago in LA, to a huge audience.
Information amount currently known about concussions, chronic traumatic encephalopathy and mild TBI is nowhere near good enough.
Reformulation of helmets won't be a silver bullet, as Jeff Miller, NFL senior vice president of health and safety policy. This is because helmets prevent skull fractures, not concussions, in which the brain rattles around in the skull like an egg yolk. To reduce current amount brain injuries, the NFL and the NFL Players Association have restricted the quantity of full contact during both training camp and regular season practices. Now look, the The NFLPA's Mackey White Committee has said it wants to pursue placing sensors in helmets since the technology meets its standards. Also, this involves meeting standards for data privacy and medical rights.
When asked by 60 Minutes host Steve Kroft if concussions cause dementia. And now here is the question. We know that smoking causes cancer, right? Dr. Stern, from Boston University, has claimed for a some time that he believes accumulation of sub concussive hits may be the real problem. Boston University, which has received tens of millions of dollars from the NFL to research the issue, has released a bunch of data in the last year on brain health. Generally, Dr, with the NFL money. Now please pay attention. While they are still alive, stern says he believes we might be able to diagnose concussions in people within '5 10' years. You see, whenever using the UNC Tar Heel Football team as lab rats, the College new Dean of Arts and Science Dr, At the college level. Usually, kevin Guskiewicz is using sensors in helmets for some time with NCAA permission. His research has concluded that out of 650 former NFL players, players are five times more susceptible to dementia in later life if they sustained three or more concussions. Roger Goodell, NFL commissioner, left, and Jeffrey Jeff Immelt, chairman and chief executive officer of General Electric, sit during a news conference in New York on Monday, March 3.
as the sport inevitably deals with legal issues from former and current players, media attention and a growing body of science and literature on concussions dangers, questions still remain on how to protect players and what to do with the data as we begin to collect it. Having interviewed and worked with many NFL players, agents, league officials and policymakers, everyone if concerned what we are going to face in the next 510 years. Who should have access to the data? With that said, how should it be used, am I correct? And, without a solution, what good is knowing, am I correct? No matter the answers to these questions, one of the concerns is for certain. Furthermore, the NFL has only months before it could be held accountable in new ways for its brain health players and under unrelenting scrutiny as we head into the 2016 season.