The Fog of War: Concussions in Modern Football

By Doug Greenberg
Medill Reports

The game of football is no longer a contact sport, it’s a collision sport.

Players launch themselves at their opponents at maximum speed, and put their brains at risk in the process. In this edition of Medill Newsmakers, we speak with the medical professionals fighting against concussions and CTE, as well as a former NFL linebacker who was at the center of it all.

Photo at top: An MRI at Rush Medical Center. (Doug Greenberg/MEDILL)