In recent years, the world of sports has been shaken up by an increased awareness of concussions and their long-term consequences, especially after a concussion-related settlement between the NFL and over 20,000 retired football players was reached back in 2015. The deal focused on the league’s alleged cover-up of the connection between playing football professionally and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease, though the ripple effect of concussion awareness, which has been on the rise for many years, reached far beyond professional football.
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