Originally posted by sincalfaithful:
So you're telling me that these guys don't understand by hitting someone or being hit by someone else full speed that it could have a lasting impact?
They know they are putting their health at risk, but only in recent years are we finding out as to what degree. And the head is something we're learning new things about every day. For years, players were rushed back from concussions by coaches, teammates and team doctors. If guys knew that thanks to multiple concussions they were subjecting themselves to things like early demensia, ALS, severe depression etc some might have taken a different approach to their career. As well its one thing to think about having health risks late in life. Many of these players are experiencing these serious side effects in their 40s and early 50s. I don't think many players, especially from yester-year, expected that.
[ Edited by Druckenmiller14 on May 31, 2012 at 10:38 PM ]