Dr. Bennet Omalu: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy

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On opening day, a lot of people watched the movie "Concussion," and it changed the way they saw the football forever. The way that concussions have been viewed by fans in the past was that it was not a big deal. With the release of this movie, people may soon adopt a more conservative approach to management with how medical professionals manage players who suffered a brain injury. That might sound like a bad thing, but extra caution could help to save players and their families a lot of heartache down the road.

Concussion is based on the true story of Dr. Bennet Omalu who first discovered the deadly brain disease known as CTE or Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. When Omalu first discovered CTE in 2002 during an autopsy of Mike Webster, a Hall-of-Fame Steelers' professional, the NFL largely ignored him. They used to attribute this problem with older patients as having Alzheimer's but that was not the case. In fact, the NFL went on full offense to deny the existence of such a disease, and they did their best to discredit Omalu because they did not want to have to pay for it. …show more content…

The same day that the church used to own. This movie could bring greater awareness to the darker side of the NFL, and how they have done their best to keep people in the dark on it. The movie could lead to major changes on how the game is played and how healthcare professionals will manage

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