NFL Players Realizing Seriousness of Head Injuries

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Baltimore Ravens running back Justin Forsett is taken down by the San Francisco 49ers’ Chris Borland (e.g. the dude about get crushed by his own teammate, #50) during a preseason game Aug. 7, 2014.

In this day and age people are becoming more and more aware of the problems that arise down the road from serious head injuries. NFL players, veterans and,  some current players are starting to see and feel the affects. Although we now know the consequences most veteran NFL players when asked if the head injuries were worth the NFL lifestyle and the money, say it was worth it.

 

But some players think otherwise, some of the games next stars don’t agree.  Chris Borland, who only after one year playing in the league and at the age of 24 decided to end it. Borland was not a player who didn’t get playing time, or just couldn’t handle the load anymore. Borland played eight games and led the 49ers in tackles. After the 49res lost linebacker Patrick Willis to retirement the 49ers were expecting Borland to pick up the slack, but now they are forced to start looking for a replacement for both players. Borland wasn’t the only player to retire early, Titans quarterback Jake Locker also decided to call it quits.

 

“I just honestly want to do what’s best for my health. From what I’ve researched and what I’ve experienced, I don’t think it’s worth the risk,” Borland told Outside the Lines, via ESPN.com’s Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada.