Ravens running back Justin Forsett came away very impressed after seeing a private screening of the movie “Concussion”, and wrote about it on his sportsblog.com account. Forsett recommends that every player and fan see it. Here are some of his comments:
“I’ll start by saying that it was definitely a powerful movie,” wrote Forsett, out for the remainder of the season with a broken arm. “It was eye opening in a lot of ways and I think every player needs to see it. I also think it would be good for fans to see a move like this to kind of take the helmet off the players and kind of think of them as more than the guys you see on Sunday. There are other things we battle as players, and I think this movie gives a glimpse into that.
“We know the risks involved when we play this game. But I didn’t realize the process that Dr. (Bennet) Omalu, the Nigerian neuropathologist who first discovered CTE (a football-related brain issue), first went through to bring this to the forefront. Without giving too much away, I’ll reiterate that it was eye opening.”
With NFL players going through the league’s concussion protocol every week, discussion surrounding this movie, which debuts in theaters on Christmas Day, is just beginning.