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I definitely agree about the future of youth football being flag. There’s just more and more evidence that the youth brain is particularly susceptible to the injury – thin necks, big heads. They’re not as coordinated; they’re not as skillful. For many reasons, I think the wave of the future is flag football for youth.
Is there a way that we would actually recognize the game of football with fewer tackles and fewer collisions? I’m not sure. But I think that’s the direction we’re going to have to go. Bigger fields? Fewer players on the field? I think we are ultimately going to have to change some of the major rules of the game.
It’s impossible for me to dissociate the risk of playing football from the risk of C.T.E.
While we know, on average, that certain positions experience more repetitive head impacts and are more likely at greater risk for CTE, no position is immune.
Subconcussive injuries are brain injuries on top of unrecovered brain injuries.
I’m concerned about the future of football, because we have paid a lot of attention to concussions. We are more aware of concussions. But it’s really the repetitive minor injuries, the ones that are asymptomatic that occur on almost every play of the game, the sub-concussive hits: that’s the big problem for football.
I’m a Cheesehead.
My greatest hope is that we learn how trauma induces neurodegeneration in susceptible individuals.
I have a little easier time watching the NFL than college or high school. I used to go to the high school games, and now I have trouble with it. The NFL players get big rewards from it. I feel at least the NFL has made big changes to help their safety. And they’re adults – they can make good decisions.
Families don’t donate brains of their loved ones unless they’re concerned about the person.
Our national identity is so interwoven with football.
The beginnings of CTE can start quite early.
I love football.
Football has a future. I don’t know what that future is. I’m a physician.
The thing you want your kids to do most of all is succeed in life and be everything they can be. And if there’s anything that may infringe on that, that may limit that, I don’t want my kids doing it.