People can’t stop talking about Deshaun Watson during Texans training camp. Head coach Bill O’Brien called him the best rookie quarterback he’s ever worked with while every reporter that has seen him throw has been impressed.
Who isn’t impressed though is DeAndre Hopkins, the Texans’ returning Pro Bowler and one of the best wide receivers in the NFL. He may see a future with Watson at quarterback, but at this exact moment he wants to see someone else under center.
Omalu authored a book titled “Truth Doesn’t Have a Side,” which is to be published next week, ESPN reported. The former Pittsburgh pathologist discovered CTE while performing an autopsy on Steelers great Mike Webster in 2002.
“There is no such thing as a safe blow to the head,” Omalu said. “And then when you have repeated blows to your head, it increases the risk of permanent brain damage. Once you start having hundreds or thousands of blows, there is a 100 percent risk of exposure to permanent brain damage. The brain does not have a reasonable capacity to regenerate. This is something we have always known.”
While the issue of brain trauma from playing football has focused primarily on NFL players, Omalu suggests the issue of safety goes much deeper — beginning at the youth level – and is ultimately the responsibility of parents.
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