Dan Rather Reports

Season 5 Episode 25

What Happened Next: Concussions

Aired Tuesday 8:00 PM Aug 10, 2010 on HDNet
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What Happened Next: Concussions
(8/10/2010) Often referred to as a "ding" or "getting your bell rung" concussions are widely seen as something to just shake off. But the CDC has declared the millions of sports-related concussions that happen each year an epidemic. And many experts say they need to be taken a lot more seriously. We explore this issue throughout the country -- from inside the world's leading concussion clinic in Pittsburgh to the permanent damage suffered by one junior high football player in Seattle to evidence of the devastating effects of too many concussions on one NFL player at a nursing home in Maryland. The NFL has finally begun warning players about the dangers of concussions -- can the NCAA and our nation’s high schools be far behind?moreless

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