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‘It’s been devastating’: former NFL players count the cost of concussion – George Visger

As the Will Smith movie Concussion highlights brain injuries in America’s most popular sport a delayed health epidemic is putting the game’s future in doubt

George Visger sat in his truck, a prized possession since everything else was gone, but struggled to remember the model and year. “It’s, uh, a Chevy. Yeah. A Trailblazer, I think. 2003. No, wait, 2009. Probably around then.”

The former professional footballer paused, annoyed with himself for fluffing a banal question about the vehicle. He could not help it: fog drifts through his memory, shrouding information registered moments – or years – earlier.

Source: ‘It’s been devastating’: former NFL players count the cost of concussion | Sport | The Guardian