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Aikman: I Wouldn't Encourage My Son To Play Football

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Aikman: I Wouldn't Encourage My Son To Play Football

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GLENDALE, AZ - JANUARY 10: Troy Aikman attends the 2010 NFC wild-card playoff game between the Green Bay Packers the Arizona Cardinals at the Universtity of Phoenix Stadium on January 10, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The Cardinals defeated the Packers 51-45 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

After watching the New York Giants defense harass Chicago Bears quarterback 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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Related Topics Jay Cutler, Troy Aikman
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