Why Collision and Concussion Are Sports’ Twin Dangers

The life of a top professional athlete involves hard training, stress, career-threatening injuries and no shortage of money. Some high-profile figures — think Indianapolis Colts quarterback Andrew Luck and Wales rugby union captain Sam Warburton — decided at a relatively early age that the glory and the lucre no longer outweighed the pain. The issue of long-lasting injuries, particularly concussion and its ramifications, looms ever larger for anyone looking to take up a contact sport, either a