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.
- 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.