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Continued: Dec. 20: Concussion history forces Vikings' Carlson to ponder NFL future

  • Article by: CHIP SCOGGINS , Star Tribune
  • Last update: March 4, 2014 - 11:25 PM

The NFL now operates in an age of concussion awareness after numerous cases of former players who are dealing with traumatic brain injuries came to light. Carlson said he understands the potential consequences he faces later in life because of his concussion history.

“I know some former players that played for 15 years that are in their 80s,” he said. “And we all know of guys that have degenerative brain disorders in their 40s. It’s a scary thing, but it’s one of the risks that we take playing football.”

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