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Brains under pressure: Concussion crisis continues to haunt the NFL

“Football was never invented for children in the first place”, Nowinski says. “Those 300 hits a year at 9, 10, 11 years old add up. So the clear prescription here is that we no longer hit children in the head 300 times every fall before their body and brain has any chance to mature,” he said. “It’s a huge change to the business of football but it’s not really a change to the game at all.”

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