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By Dr. Pinsker
July 28, 2012
Category: Sports Injuries
Tags: Brad Culpepper   NFL  

Former Tampa Bay Buccaneers players are suing the National Football League (NFL) on concerns of head injuries. The former players are claiming that the NFL did not fully disclose the long-term effects of head related injuries. Brad Culpepper, a former defensive tackle, is the head plaintiff in the upcoming lawsuit.          

The former players are suing the NFL for $5 million in damages. Players believe that the NFL provided biased and corrupted research regarding injuries, such as concussions and other harsh impacts to the head. The NFL provided research that claimed these injuries would not have serious or long-term effects. Culpepper is currently 43 years old and claimed he has experienced many neurological problems related to the numerous head injuries he experienced during his NFL career.  He was in the NFL for nine years.

However, the NFL claims they incorporated safety techniques for players and will continue this program. The industry also affirms that they have always put safety as the top priority. The health of the players they claim are much more important than the game or ratings. The NFL also refutes claims that they intentionally deceived players in regards to the long-term effects of head injuries. They believe that their medical research was conducted with the first priority of protecting the players. They believe that through their studies they have discovered a greater grasp on how to treat and control concussions and other head-related injuries.         

More than 1,800 former professional football players are suing the NFL in relation to the industry’s research, training, safety precautions and other involvement regarding concussions and head injuries.  Players involved in the civil suit are not only concerned with their own well-being, but also hope that their suits will spark a fire in the NFL to put a greater emphasis on head injuries. Players desire the NFL to teach proper techniques to prevent injuries, as well as, inform players fully of potential short and long term consequences of head injuries.

Head injuries may be one of the biggest topics in the sports world today, but players should be concerned with all kinds of injuries.  Injuries of the feet and ankles are common among athletes.  It’s important to remember that playing through an injury can have serious and painful long term consequences. Injuries require a proper amount of time to rest and heal. If they are not treated properly and allowed to heal completely it can result in further injury and irreversible damage to the foot.

If you experience a foot or ankle related injury, contact our office immediately at (724) 225-7410 to schedule an appointment with Dr. Phil Pinsker.