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Director's Blog: Bad week in sports medicine

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Then there are the weeks in sports where you think: “How can this stuff really happen?  Are people really this maniacal and self-serving?”  Unfortunately, there are times when your naivety is stripped and it really appears that even decisions about appropriate health-care for athletes are decided by incompetent idiots on power trips.  Two extensive investigative reports this week dealing with the health of football athletes show convincingly that unfortunately, this incompetence, greed, and politics can and do dictate care for athletes.

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Director's Blog: Playing football with a brain injury. Are you kidding?

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They wanted the win, so they trotted out a quarterback with a brain injury who subsequently lost the game for them and who hasn’t played since because of his concussion. ....

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