After watching the New York Giants defense harass Chicago Bearsquarterback Jay Cutler to the tune of nine sacks in the first half of Sunday night’s game, eventually knocking out Cutler with a concussion, former Cowboys’ quarterback and current Fox analyst Troy Aikman is wondering aloud about the longterm ramifications of the current rash of head injuries in the NFL will be.
In an appearance on “The Mully and Hanley Show” on 670 AM The Score in Chicago, Aikman said that the current concussion epidemic may have a deleterious effect on the game, particularly where youth participation in the sport is concerned.
"It's a problem in terms of what the long-term viability of the sport is going to be," Aikman said, via BreakingChicagoSports.com. "If I had a 10-year-old boy, I don't think I'd be encouraging him to go out and play football.
“And so I wonder where football is going to be 20 years from now, in light of some of our youth that may not get involved with the sport because of head injury."
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