WWE wrestler calls for brain injury awareness

Chris Nowinski was a rising star before having to retire because of a brain injury.

He says teenagers, parents and their coaches should be more aware of the risks of contact sports. Nowinski, who was also an American footballer, was kicked in the head during a match and says he never fully recovered. He believes young people, with an interest in sport are especially at risk. "The young brain is far more sensitive to brain trauma so when you're young your brain is changing very quickly," he said. "You're picking up new skills and to not take care of it [your head] means you'll change your potential. "You can limit how smart you become and you shouldn't give that away for sports." Nowinski plans to meet MPs and Arsenal FC to talk about the subject. Read the full story.
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