One day hopefully they will institute a rule where any player that receives any significant head trauma during a game must sit out at least one game while they are examined and watched closely before being judged ready to play. I was in a bad crushing car wreck 18 days ago and I am still having headaches, internal pain and burning sensations to the muscle area below and beside my stomach area. To look at and talk to me though, you would never know I was still so hurt. If a pro athlete, I am sure I would want to suck it up and get back out there.
And that was just one punishing "hit" compared to the multitude of head popping and body slamming hits these guys take in every single game. Their bodies can never heal in just one week. If you, an average person, went to any doctor immediately after taking the punishment they take in any single game, they would definitely tell you to rest and avoid any physical activity for a long time. Objectively, it is amazing that such a debilitating sport is legal in any 21st century society. How many lost memories and suicides have to happen to these ex-football players before we say "Enough already!" Is football necessary for the existence of our society? Should intelligent parents be allowing their children to choose to play such a destructive sport when there are so many more healthy ones to learn, enjoy, and compete in?