Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Concussion

Sidelined. I’ve not seen the movie adapted from the book by Jean Marie Laskas titled, Concussion, but I can comment on the book which I highly recommend. Laskas presents the story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, a pathologist, who dissected the brain of a fifty-year-old former NFL Hall of Fame player, Mike Webster. Omalu found proof of mental deterioration caused by concussions, a condition widely known today as CTE, chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Omalu’s findings led the NFL to marginalize and sideline him in an effort to avoid dealing with the problem. Omalu is an engaging and talented individual and thanks to Laskas, his work and his passion have been presented to the world. I was immersed in this book from beginning to end, anxious to find out what would happen next. Rating: Five-star (I love it) Click here to purchase Concussion from amazon.com.

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