Sports concussions an important matter long before its theatrical debut

The premier of the movie “Concussion,” starring Will Smith, on Christmas Day will chronicle the critical nature of concussions as a sports health and public health priority.

While the movie will look backward, it is important to look forward as well. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) is a leader in promoting the safety and protection of athletes. The topic of concussion is one of the most important sports health safety issues of our time, whether it be football or many other sports. ACSM was on the leading edge of this emerging topic when it convened a seminal meeting that included the NFL, the National Institutes of Health and many other sports and health organizations that helped trigger the elevated focus on sports concussion.  Contact ACSM to be connected with a subject matter expert.