Real-Life Preview of Concussion Movie

– Forbes

On Christmas Day a much anticipated movie called Concussion will be opening around the country. It stars Will Smith as the Nigerian-born doctor, Bennet Omalu, who performed the autopsy on Hall-of-Fame Pittsburgh Steelers center Mike Webster and discovered the serious brain disease known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy. A real-life preview of the issues in that movie occurred this past Sunday, when St. Louis Rams quarterback Case Keenum suffered obvious concussion symptoms on the field but was allowed to continue playing. Apparently no one with the authority to take Keenum out of the game saw the problem, which was otherwise witnessed by millions on television and in the stands.

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