Concussions are a part of any contact sport, but none more than football. On-field concussions have sidelined the careers of players like hall of famers Steve Young and Troy Aikman. The issue has dogged the game for the past few years and has been called a public health crisis by experts. Players know they may leave the game with a broken body. They may also leave with a broken brain.
Reporter Jennifer Mayerle looks at the new research that continues to emerge about the long-lasting, debilitating effects of concussions and repeated blows to the head. More attention is being paid to what happens at the youth level and in the aftermath of an athletic career.