Student Athlete Safety
The NFL is under scrutiny for what many are dubbing a ‘concussion crisis,’ but studies suggest that by the time an athlete reaches that level, the permanent damage to the brain may have already been done.
With student athletes suffering multiple concussions, should we be rethinking our practices and regulations for student athletics? Is the value worth the risk? And what’s being done in St. Louis to prevent, identify, and treat injuries in youth sports?
Featured on this program is Lucy Walker, Academy Award-nominated filmmaker of Crash Reel, a documentary following U.S. champion snowboarder Kevin Pearce through his traumatic brain injury, exposing the irresistible but potentially fatal appeal of extreme sports; as well as Mike Wiser, producer of League of Denial, a groundbreaking 2-hour Frontline special investigation into concussions in the NFL. We’re also talking to local athletes, parents, and coaches.
These injuries have always been here, but they’ve been missed.” – Matt Bayes