Former professional wrestler calls for change in concussion policy

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Chris Nowinski is a former WWE wrestler and author of Head Games. He also serves as president on the board of directors for the Sports Legacy Institute, the concussion institute to which Dave Duerson, Junior Saeu, and others donated their brains for research. He joins the show to talk about sports-related head injuries and the toll they take.


Author Chris Nowinski discusses his book, “Head Games: Football’s Concussion Crisis”, during a Q+A at Madame ZuZu’s Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, in Highland Park, Ill. Nowinski, a former professional wrestler diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome, is now dedicated to solving the concussion crisis in sports. (Taylor Glascock / for the Chicago Tribune)