Football related concussions are a growing concern in society. Concussions can lead to a major brain disease called chronic traumatic encephalopathy. This disease leads to many degenerative qualities that affect physical, cognitive, and emotional aspects in football players. In this review, the effects, evaluation, and prevention of concussions in football are discussed. Concussion rates and brain damage can both be decreased through improving equipment such as helmet design as well as better head-on collision rules being developed, and better evaluation techniques for taking concussed players out of games. In the future, with the combination of advancements in evaluation and prevention, concussions can start to become less of a concern.

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