In the first episode of the UCLA BrainSPORT Podcast, Adel sits down with NFL veteran Earl Watford and leading Concussion expert and Director of the UCLA Steve Tisch BrainSPORT Program, Dr. Christopher Giza to discuss Concussion in Football. The episode begins with an informative discussion about concussion and Earl’s early football career.
The group then discusses important and interesting topics on concussion in football, the Patrick Mahomes’ playoff concussion last year, and finally, Earl’s personal concussion experience thus far in his career.
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00:00 – Introduction
01:06 – What is a Concussion?
02:28 – Concussion Symptoms
05:21 – Earl’s Early Sports Career
10:08 – Playing multiple sports
14:07 – Earl’s internal pressure to playing High School football
14:40 – Concussion Attitude in Football
17:44 – Who do the youth athletes really listen to?
20:48 – Reasons to not play with a Concussion
22:54 – Baseline Concussion Testing
25:15 – Inequity in High School Football Concussion care
26:56 – High School to NFL Football equipment
28:02 – Helmets to help in Concussion prevention
30:01 – Role of the Coach in Concussion education
32:48 – Thoughts on Patrick Mahomes’ Playoff Concussion
40:31 – Has Earl had concussions?