Dear Larry Johnson, (Part 2)

I know. I know how you’re feeling because I have felt the way same. I know what it feels like to feel like you’re losing your mind, your sense of self, your identity. I’ve been there; at times I’m still there. I’ve been stuck in this molasses-like substance struggling  to find my way out for[…]

Dear Larry Johnson, (Part 1)

You are not alone. After my last concussion, that’s what I learned when I met Lauren before we started Concussion Connection. Now, I desperately want you to hear, know, and believe that the same is true for you. You are not alone. As I read about your experience, my heart went out to you. Each[…]

How My Concussion Recovery Prepared Me for Life’s Next Challenge

Anyone who has suffered a concussion knows the frustrating amount of uncertainty there is in the recovery process. Although physicians do the best they can to set expectations about recovery, sometimes the individual nature of concussions seems to far outweigh their similarities. I don’t think this is necessarily the case, but I have definitely felt[…]

How University of Texas failed Sam Ehlinger

On Saturday, October 14th, in a heated Red River Rivalry, millions watched the University of Texas quarterback, Sam Ehlinger, get pushed out of the pocket and take off on a run with 5:20 left in the game. As he reached the sideline, Kenneth Murray of the University of Oklahoma tackled Ehlinger out of bounds. As[…]

Importance of Removal from Play following Concussion

One of the main tenets of state concussion laws passed around the U.S. in the last decade has typically been mandatory removal from play for athletes following a suspected concussion.  Now two studies published in the last year demonstrate one of the reasons why this is so important. The first study, published in the Journal[…]