Concussion: Take-One.TV video discussion starter

Concussion is the true story of pathologist Dr Bennet Omalu who discovers that the repeated knocks on the head experienced by American Football players cause irreparable brain damage – called Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) – which gradually makes them confused, aggressive and depressed.

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Discussion questions:

  • Should people be free to put their own health at risk, through sport, in order to make a better life for themselves and their families?
  • How should we balance individual liberty and communal responsibility? If sports players know the dangers what business is it of anyone else?

A few key facts:

  • Concussion is a temporary disturbance in the brain’s functioning as a result of a blow to the head. It is often also referred to as a minor head or minor traumatic brain injury (mTBI).
  • A seemingly minor blow to the head can leave a person concussed, even if it doesn’t result in a loss of consciousness.