Concussion Movie Focuses on CTE, But Focus Should Be On ...

By Harry Kerasidis, MD

While many of us await to see the Concussion movie, with Will Smith, by now we all know the focus of the movie is on the incredible medical discovery of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) by Dr. Bennet Omalu. While the dramatic battle with the NFL continues, Dr. Omalu's discovery is only worthwhile if we learn how to avoid it.

I offer a brief explanation in this new video.

Besides, CTE isn't the scariest possibility from concussion. I'd say it's Second-Impact Syndrome, which was reported in news report.

Allowing athletes to continue playing with a suspected concussion could mean the ultimate penalty. So, I encourage the athletes to be smart and play hard, but don't let your head get in the way. If you think you've been "dinged," don't risk Second-Impact Syndrome by staying in the game.

The most important thing I hope we all realize is that concussions don't have to kill contact sports. The risk of injury is far less than the benefits gained -- as long as you manage the risk with a good concussion management protocol, like XLNTbrain Sport.

A final thought -- Based on the latest in concussion science, and my experience in the clinic setting, I've assembled all of my own concussion baseline tests, mobile sideline assessment, recovery protocol, symptom tracking and other data into XLNTbrain Sport, which is now available at

If you are using any other baseline test, or concussion-related tool, compare it with what I'm using and I'll send you a FREE book. The only catch is you have to connect with me on LinkedIn, and keep an eye on my new post re: a free book.