Concussion Controversy: The debate for parents continues

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Has the brain game become too much of a guessing game in football?

Statistics show only 1 in 6 concussions are actually diagnosed. The recent discussions on brain degeneration found in NFL players will soon share the spotlight by new Hollywood movie.  The movie, “Concussion,” will be released in a matter of months. It is likely going to reignite the conversation about the safety of football in the big leagues.

But right now, parents are standing on the sidelines wondering if their kids are at risk too. Some of them making hard decisions now as the season is in full swing.

What are parents supposed to think about their kids and the game of football? How many hits are too many? When is it time to give up on the game?

WGN’s Julie Unruh has a closer look as the debate continues.

 

 

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