Why Successful Post-Season Runs Make People Lose Their Minds About Concussions image

Forbes, May 16, 2017
Lee Igel, citing Petrie-Flom's report

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Were either or both Crosby and Harden suffering the effects of a head injury, yet seeing game action? Appearances can be deceiving. In addition to medical personnel assessing a player's sense of balance and awareness, part of concussion diagnosis requires self-reporting of symptoms by the player. And as a new report from the Football Players Health Study at Harvard University reminds us, the “varied diagnostic criteria and the ability of players to hide symptoms” means “concussion rates are likely higher than the reported statistics.”

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