Brett Favre Has A Documentary About Concussions You Should Watch
12 Jan, 2018
Hall of Fame quarterback and NFL iron man Brett Favre has talked at length regarding his long-term concerns about the head injuries he sustained during his career.
Now, with the new documentary “Shocked: The Hidden Factor in the Sports Concussion Crisis,” Favre, who is also an executive producer, brings light to a hidden danger often overlooked in the concussion crisis: head-to-field injuries.
Favre, himself, saw his career ended by a concussion in 2010, and in the short documentary he talks about being knocked out cold from his head slamming against the turf on his final play.
The film makes the argument that softer turfs will lessen the impact on a player’s head, thereby decreasing the risk of concussions. For young high school athletes like Gracie Hussey, who suffered her first concussion when she was just eight years old, the long-term effects from post-concussion syndrome are still being felt.
Dr. Chris Nowinski, co-founder and CEO of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, talk in the film about the importance of educating the public about field safety, and how he’s spoken to a number of parents whose child suffers from post-concussion syndrome from a head-to-turf injury.
So, while the NFL is at the forefront of the concussion issue, “Shocked” will show you the danger turf fields can pose to athletes from the professional level all the way down to youth sports. And, by hitting close to home, the message rings loud and clear.
“Shocked: The Hidden Factor in the Sports Concussion Crisis” premieres Thursday, January 11 via Stadium.
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