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01-10-2013, 09:15 AM
Can't Beat Him
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Originally Posted by Beacon View Post
It's not an epidemic of concussions, it's just that they are being diagnosed now. In prior years, a player would be told, "Don't be a *****, take an advil for your headache and go play."

An injured brain was not viewed in the same sense as an injured leg was.
It's a combination of the two. They're being recognized, diagnosed and treated better than ever before, but due to the increased speed, strength and physicality of the players I think they're occurring with greater frequency.

I don't worry about McIlrath. It's somewhat of a concern, I guess, but that's the gamble you take when you draft a guy like him.


It's just pain.
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