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Obama says he probably suffered 'mild concussion' as a child
Obama says he probably suffered 'mild concussion' as a child

During a White House summit on the epidemic of traumatic brain injury, President Obama said Thursday he thinks he may have suffered a mild concussion more than once when he was playing football as a kid. He used the story to call upon parents, coaches and fans to stop expecting athletes to “suck it up” and play on despite injuries. “There were a couple of times where I’m sure that that ringing sensation in my head and the need to sit down for a while might have been a mild concussion,” Obama said. “At the time you didn’t think anything of it. The awareness is improved today, but not by much.” Now, Obama says, Americans need to change the sports culture. “Identifying a concussion...

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