Concussion Information Should Be Viewed With Discerning Eye

September 30, 2015 by Todd Christman

By John Doherty, ATC, PT



Too many members of the media, too enthralled with concussion, apparently subscribe to Mark Twain’s notion that one should “never let the truth get in the way of a good story.”



The most egregious example of late is this Yahoo headline from 11 days ago: “Study reveals 96 percent of NFL players' brains tested positive for CTE.”
Not until paragraph four does the Yahoo story acknowledge that “many of the brains studied were donated by people who (were) believed to be suffering from CTE when they were alive, which therefore might skew the numbers.”

You can read the full version of this article in The Times. John Doherty is a licensed athletic trainer and physical therapist. This column reflects solely his opinion. Reach him at Follow him on Twitter @JDohertyATCPT.