Concussions increase the risk of low testosterone levels and erectile dysfunction later in life, according to a Harvard study of 3,400 former NFL players.
Retired NFL fullback Le’Ron McClain announced on Twitter, “Need to tell my story of how my head is crazy and how football did it.” He spoke of “dark times” and pleaded with the league for help.
Renowned quarterback Andrew Luck retired from football at age 29 after suffering multiple injuries in six seasons, including torn rib cartilage, a partially torn abdomen, a concussion and a lacerated kidney.
Meanwhile, one NFL team has offered a kicking job to female soccer player Carli Lloyd. Her trainer told Fox Sports, “We are thinking about what it would do to the sport itself, every sport at every level.”
Socionomists note that multiple sports, including football, are affected by shifts in social mood.
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