Unlocking the “Black Box” of Concussion

Concussion is a known problem, but long-term effects are difficult to track

Peter Pollack

The National Football League (NFL) has come under increasing scrutiny for its response to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) sustained by players as the result of concussions. The long-term prognosis for players who have suffered repeated TBIs can vary, but the condition is associated with a range of outcomes that run the gamut from mild cognitive deficits to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).

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