The following post is from TVNewser co-editor Molly Stark Dean.
CNN’s Dr. Sanjay Gupta anchors a three-part series on the topic of head injuries in football, which will be airing Monday through Wednesday on “American Morning.” The first segment, airing on Monday, features former quarterback Kurt Warner and former linebacker and coach Jack Pardee. Pardee is participating in a University of North Carolina study involving dementia among former football players.
“I played 15 years in the NFL, and they would allude to you getting your bell rung, and the trainer would check you out and ask if you knew your name and where you were,” the former linebacker said to the Houston Chronicle. “And if you could answer, you were ready to go back in the game.”
Gupta has both studied and reported on concussions for over 20 years:
“As a neurosurgeon, I want to get into the particulars of talking about brain injuries, why is a second injury exponentially worse than the first, what it feels like as a player. We have some players talking very candidly about what they experienced and what their lives are now, Jack (Pardee) being one of them.”