Inspiration for “Concussion” Movie Recommends Immediate Retirement or Bench Time
Dr. Bennet Omalu, the renowned doctor whose work inspired the movie “Concussion,” has voiced his concerns regarding the health of NFL player, Moore, who recently suffered a seizure on the field. Omalu strongly believes that Moore should retire from the sport due to the permanent brain damage indicated by the seizure.
“A seizure is a manifestation of brain damage, brain injury. . . . That is permanent damage,” stated Omalu. Given the severity of the situation, if Moore does not choose to retire, Omalu would at least recommend that he sit out for the remainder of the season.
Moore’s injury occurred during a game in which he had already made significant contributions to his team. Prior to the incident, he managed five catches for 61 yards and a touchdown. Despite the Browns winning the game and securing a playoff spot, Moore’s injury adds to the challenges faced by their already depleted receiving corps.
Receiving Corps Challenges:
With Moore’s injury, the Browns are now faced with a further setback in their receiving corps. Another key player, who missed the previous game due to a heel injury, adds to the challenges faced by the team’s offense. Tight end David Njoku demonstrated strong performance in the first half of the game, but the offense struggled in the second half, resulting in a lackluster performance. Cedric Tillman and David Bell were the only other true wide receivers who managed to catch a pass during the game.
Given the severity of Moore’s condition and the need for the Browns to maintain their offensive strength, it is crucial for the team to carefully consider the impact of this injury on their upcoming games.