Is the Sky Falling? The Persistent Effects of Concussion

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Steven P. Broglio
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Sport concussion has been thrust into the national spotlight with growing concern over both the acute and chronic risk for injury. While much has been learned and applied to medical practice in the previous decade, how the injury may affect individuals years later remains largely unknown. The opaqueness of the unknown has led some to ask if certain sports should be banned. Without immediate answers, what is currently known must be extrapolated and the risks and benefits of sport participation must be balanced.

Broglio is with the NeuroTrauma Research Laboratory, University of Michigan Injury Center, and the School of Kinesiology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.

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