Concussion Update

Alex Mennella, Co-Editor-in-Chief

Continuing in the concussion discussion, I have encountered some interesting new evidence. The book I am currently reading, League of Denial by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru, the stories of such deceased NFL players as Junior Seau and Mike Webster are shared. What’s absent is stories of current NFL players who have suffered concussions. Among the many NFL players who are currently concussed, the story of Arizona defensive back Tony Jefferson stands out. During the game against the Philadelphia Eagles, Jefferson had a great game. He recorded 11 tackles in the Cardinals win. It should have been a game to remember, only there was one problem: he couldn’t. Jefferson said he could barley remember anything from the game. Jefferson suffered a concussion during the game which lead to this loss of memory. This comes as a new development to fans, because nothing like this has ever been announced publicly. This leads to an even more important question: How many other NFL players has incurred memory loss this severe after suffering a concussion? It is an interesting development for a topic the NFL is already heavily under fire for.