Making strides in preventing damaging concussions

Now that the huge wave of nostalgia preceding tonight’s Super Bowl 50 is about to crest, it is the perfect time to reflect on how far sports have come in terms of safety and to gauge how much more needs to be done.

Specifically, I’m talking about concussions.

It’s tempting to think of the national conversation on concussions as a recent development, but it’s more than a century old. Each time the issue has come up, we have found ways, however imperfect, to address it — without killing the sport in question.

Click the link to read more of Dr. DeKosky’s article in the Tampa Bay Times!

Dr. Steven T. DeKosky, a professor of neurology and executive director of the McKnight Brain Institute at the University of Florida, wrote this exclusively for the Tampa Bay Times. He was portrayed by actor Eddie Marsan in the movie “Concussion.”