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Even if the people running the jockey study weren’t seemingly predisposed to downplay the effects of head trauma, the fact that the NFL is supporting a study of jockeys is problematic. Football players, particularly those who play in the trenches, endure an impact every snap of every game they play for at least 16 games in 17 weeks during the NFL season. According to one concussion expert interviewed by ESPN, comparing a football player to a jockey would be like “comparing apples and pears.”
“With a jockey on a horse, if he comes off, there’s a high chance of getting a concussion, but he’s not impacting the brain hundreds of times in a race,” said Dr. Willie Stewart, a neuropathologist at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital. “If you have a rugby player, perhaps there’s a lower instance of concussion, but there’s a difference in brain impacts that are causing the repetitive subconcussive insults hundreds, maybe thousands of times a season.”
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