We look up to athletes for their super human ability to play their sport. Yet we forget that these elite individuals are humans too, just like us. Being able to correctly treat the players now when they experience serious head trauma is incredibly important. As we're finding out, these traumas are impacting players years after they occur, leading many players to look to suicide as a last resort.
I address the need for a mental health plan to go along with the program to decrease serious head trauma in all leagues. You can treat the physical, but the mental is much more powerful.