Ben Roethlisberger Behavioral Evaluation: Could Concussions Factor In?

April 26, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has brought concussion history into question in regards to Roethlisberger’s upcoming behavioral evaluation. To date, Ben Roethlisberger has suffered three on field concussions and 242 sacks. He also sustained severe head trauma as the result of his infamous June, 2006, motorcycle accident.
The NFL Players Association has been working for years to bring traumatic brain injuries to light. The explosive repetitive collisions NFL players experience, even without documented concussions, can cause trauma to the brain that might go undetected for years.
The last year has brought much of these findings to the foreground, culminating in a $1 Million donation by the NFL to Boston University last week. The donation will go towards research of CTE, a degenerative brain disorder more commonly known as “punch drunk syndrome.”
In the case of Roethlisberger, it’s absolutely within reason to believe that his repetitive head trauma has...

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