Dr. FAQ: What is a Concussion?

It’s that time of year again, when gridiron stars don their helmets for the biggest game of the season. Besides Richard Sherman’s interview after the NFC championship game, one of the hottest topics in football over the past few years has been the impact of head injuries and concussions. As Peyton and his unstoppable offense prepares to butt heads with the immovable defense of the Seahawks, we thought it’d be a good time to ask: What is a concussion?

In this video, David Frim, MD, PhD, Chief of the Section of Neurosurgery at the University of Chicago Medicine, fills us in.

About Kevin Jiang (46 Articles)
Kevin Jiang is a Science Writer and Media Relations Specialist at the University of Chicago Medicine. He focuses on neuroscience and neurosurgery, orthopedics, psychology, genetics, biology, evolution, biomedical and basic science research.

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