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[…]

Behind the Scenes: Updating Oklahoma’s Concussion Law

On June 6, 2016, Oklahoma Governor Mary Fallin signed into law SB 1164 which in common terms is simply known as the concussion bill. Governor Fallin’s signature on this bill completes a two year journey and gut wrenching defeat to update legislation in 2014.  On November 1st, SB 1164 officially went into effect and now[…]

The Psychological Impact of Concussion(s) on Student-Athletes

  Over the last few months I believe we have all observed an increase in the number of student-athletes undergoing concussion evaluations and protocols compared to previous years and more and more professional and student-athletes are being required to sit out. This is certainly a step in the right direction and, if we continue to[…]