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There is no concussion-proof helmet

The Guardian spoke with Barry D. Jordan, M.D., M.P.H. of the Burke Rehabilitation Hospital in White Plains, New York to learn more about the issues those retired NFL players are facing, what is being done to prevent those issues in todays game, and whether or not the sport of football is “safe”. Dr Jordan is a board certified neurologist with specialized interests in sports neurology, Alzheimer’s disease, and traumatic brain injury. He is the Chief Medical Officer of the New York State Athletic Commission and a team physician for USA Boxing, in addition to serving on the National Football League Players Association Mackey-White Traumatic Brain Injury Committee and the NFL Neuro-Cognitive Disability Committee, the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Concussion Task Force and the Pop Warner Medical Advisory Committee.

 

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