Head Games - Football's Concussion Crisis

The true concussion crisis is in youth sports, where children die every year and many more are impaired for life. Chris Nowinski exposes how nearly every child playing football is affected.


America's favorite sport has a serious problem. Many of the NFL's top player - including Troy Aikman, Steve Young, Merril Hoge, Ted Johnson, Al Toon, and Wayne Chrebet - have had their careers ended by head injuries. But few realize that most NFL players are suffering multiple concussions during their career, and shocking new studies reveal that these players suffer higher rates of depression, cognitive disorders, and Alzheimer's disease. But the true concussion crisis is in youth sports, where children die every year and many more are impaired for life. A former Harvard football player, WWE wrestler, and a victim of career-ending head injury, Chris Nowinski exposes how nearly every child playing football is affected. He shows parents, players and coaches what a concussion is, how to identify its symptoms, and when it is safe to return to the field. Most important, he shows how the game should be changed before anyone else's life is altered forever.