Concussions and Brain Injury on Wednesday's Access Utah

Oct 29, 2013

Less than three years after he retired, legendary quarterback Brett Favre has become one of the most high profile players to acknowledge he has experienced health problems stemming from repeated concussions in the NFL. KUED and the Brain Injury Alliance of Utah are hosting a screening and panel discussion of the Frontline documentary “League of Denial: The NFL’s Concussion Crisis.” The screening will take place at the Salt Lake City Library, 210 East 400 South, Wednesday, October 30 at 7:00 pm.



On Wednesday’s AU we’ll bring the issue home to Utah with several of the panelists, including representatives from the Utah High School Activities Association, the Brain Injury Alliance of Utah, and the Salt Lake County Health Department. What do you think should be done to improve player safety in high school & college sports? Are you or a loved one dealing with problems caused by concussion or brain injury? We’d appreciate hearing your story.

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Our guests today include:

Bart Thompson, assistant director of Utah High School Activities Association,

Kevin Condra, MPA, Salt Lake County Health Department Injury Prevention Program Manager,

Ron Roskos, Executive Director of the Brain Injury Alliance of Utah,

Anne RussoOrthopedic

Rep. Paul Ray (R-Clearfield,)  sponsor of the Protection of Athletes with Head Injuries Bill HB204.