View Full Version : Head Injuries and ALS...

08-18-2010, 09:28 AM
Has anyone else seen this new report that the NFL helped to fund a study that links head injuries with ALS? I wonder what type of impact this might have on the NFL going forward.

08-19-2010, 01:01 PM
I saw a report about that, and what the conclusion was is it is actually a different condition (I cannot remember the the name of it, I'm just a mechanic) but it presents many of the same symptoms as ALS, and so may have been misdiagnosed in the past. Of course, the potential big one is Lou Gehrig. I think you will continue to see more caution with head injuries going forward and there will have to be self policing by the players. We have to remember, these are a bunch of guys in their mid-twenties who have never been given any reason to believe that they are not invincable. I'm lucky to have a wife who will push me to the doctor if she feels necessary, and the players will need to lean on each other, their coaches, and doctors for that support, too. It's in their, and the NFL's, best interest.