As more concerns emerge regarding the potential link between concussions and long-term brain problems, players undoubtedly will be taking more steps not only to avoid head trauma, but to figure out how to counter its potential consequences.
Ravens receiver Anquan Boldin, who never has shied away from contact in any form during his nine full NFL seasons, says he’s looking for ways to protect and preserve his long-term brain function.
“I’m doing research myself to try to find ways to rectify brain damage,” Boldin recently told CNN’s World Sport, via CSNBaltimore.com.
Boldin, who says he has suffered only one concussion (and what a concussion it was), said that a doctor has suggested that a hyperbaric chamber could protect against long-term brain problems for persons who have suffered multiple concussions.
Look for other players to try to find other ways to help themselves. Here’s hoping that, in time, research will lead to effective strategies for helping players stay healthy after they’re done playing.