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The NHL faces a concussion lawsuit: whats next?

For the National Hockey League, Tuesday will either be the first day of a serious regeneration process, or the first day of truly entrenched denial.

Recently, 10 former players launched a class action lawsuit against the league claiming it didn’t do enough to protect them from concussions. The lawsuit alleges the NHL is guilty of “historically ignoring the true risks of concussive events, sub-concussive events and/or brain injuries suffered by NHL hockey players” and of “refusing to address the issue of brain injuries despite a growing body of medical opinion establishing such a linkage and their own study of the issue.” And, apparently, “refusing” to change its rules to effectively protect players.

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