When a football player suffers a concussion during a game or practice, it's serious business.
In a concussion, the brain shakes so forcefully that it hits the inside of the skull. That injures the brain. Doctors, coaches, and researchers are focused on the damage concussions can do to football players’ brains as a result of the many tackles they endure. Research shows that athletes who have repeated concussions are more likely to get long-term brain damage, including a condition known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a brain disease that mimics dementia. Join us as UAB doctors and researchers discuss what we know about concussion in football and what we're doing about it.
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