Gazette's Concussion Series - UMass Athletics

Gazette's Concussion Series

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The sports collisions that make UMass athletics doctor Pierre Rouzier cringe used to make people laugh. Big hits that left players wobbly on the football field were almost punch lines - as if the wide-eyed, dazed looks were the result of too many beers and not a potential brain injury. Slapstick humor drew laughs for decades from head injuries every time Curly or Larry took a frying pan in the forehead from Moe, and sports was not much different. But as study after study has shown the scary potential of long-term effects of head injuries, concussions are no longer a punch line. The Daily Hampshire Gazette has a wonderful and information series on concussion. Read the various stories here:

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