31 Aug '12, 2pm

NFL, Army both work to combat traumatic brain injury - #USArmy #TBI

NFL, Army both work to combat traumatic brain injury - #USArmy #TBI

WEST POINT, N.Y. (Army News Service, Aug. 30, 2012) -- The Army and National Football League are both working to improve awareness of traumatic brain injury and further research into its causes, prevention and treatment. The top leaders of both organizations -- Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell -- met at the U.S. Military Academy Thursday to discuss the issue and sign a letter of agreement to continue sharing resources to combat TBI. They were joined by a panel of Soldiers and retired NFL players who have had concussions while serving on the battlefield and the playing field. Also, about 200 cadets attended, as well as representatives from Army medicine. Odierno explained how some of the best traits in Soldiers can sometimes hinder many from seeking help following concussions: "Mental and physical toughness, discipline, team over self ...

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/86544/NFL__Army_both_work_to_...

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