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Football / Concussion / NFL #953395

CBS Evening News for Monday, Nov 23, 2009
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(Studio: Katie Couric) Report introduced.

(New York: Jim Axelrod) Growing pressure from the government for the NFL to protect its football players from brain injuries featured; scenes shown of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger & others going down. [On NBC, NFL commissioner Roger GOODELL†- talks about getting good medical advice.] Animated diagrams to illustrate what happens during a football collision shown; details given about recent study findings on brain injuries. [NFLPA medical director Dr. Thom MAYER†- talks about the brain, the injuries & protecting players.]

(Studio: Katie Couric; Atlanta: Sanjay Gupta) How big the problem is for high school & college football players, how concussions get worse, the need to get the right diagnosis & the study linking concussions & advanced dementia in pro players discussed.

Couric, Katie;
Axelrod, Jim;
Gupta, Sanjay

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