Sports Illustrated The MMQB Interviews Dr. Williams About Brett Favre Backing Research into a Concussion Drug

Sports Illustrated The MMQB Interviews Dr. Williams About Brett Favre Backing Research into a Concussion Drug

Posted By Vernon B. Williams, MD || 10-Nov-2017

There’s no proven solution yet, but there is both a need and an opportunity to change the way concussions are addressed. Says Vernon Williams, sports neurologist at the Kerlan-Jobe Institute and a consulting team physician to the L.A. Rams, “This represents a long-awaited shift in terms of concussion management. For years the default position for concussion was watchful waiting. … If there was some hope and optimism related to the potential to treat symptoms in the short term, and to prevent long-term effects, it would have a significant effect on elite athletes and, frankly, on some questions and concerns parents have about letting their kids play.”

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