Turn Text Only Off

Page Utilities


Why Retired Soccer Star Briana Scurry Is Speaking Out About Concussion Why Retired Soccer Star Briana Scurry Is Speaking Out About Concussion

Click on any phrase to play the video at that point.
[Briana Scurry] I felt that— I may have something to share with this experience and my journey with concussion. And I felt that there's a lot of talk about football players and—getting concussions, and hockey players, and I realized that there wasn't a lot of talk about the frequency with females, and how women tend to suffer injuries alone and how this injury is a hard injury for anyone to deal with, man or female. And I wanted to share my experience, and I felt I could help people. Because over the course of the 3 years, I would do an occasional speaking engagement or a roundtable, and oftentimes after these events parents and their kids would come up to me, "I play soccer— I've suffered my third concussion—I'm 15— and I don't know what's wrong—I want help, what do I do?" And then the parent would say, "Yeah, she's still suffering— but we don't know how to interact with her. She sits up in her room all day, and we don't know what to do." And that's when I started to realize—you know what— somebody that has had some success in the athletic world— someone that's female— someone who isn't ashamed to talk about the dark side of it, which is the emotional side—and I was like, I can—I can do this. Maybe this is what I'm supposed to do. To raise awareness and bring some light to female concussion and concussion in soccer. And just get out there and let people know that there are things that can be done— you've just got to find the right people.

show transcriptShow transcript | Print transcript

As someone who had a phenomenal career in professional soccer and that had a career-ending head injury, Briana Scurry knows she can help other female — and male — athletes.

See more video clips with soccer great Briana Scurry.

Produced by Christian Lindstrom, Justin Rhodes, and Victoria Tilney McDonough, BrainLine.

Briana ScurryBriana Scurry is widely thought of as one of the world’s best female soccer goalkeepers. After being named starting goalkeeper for the United States women’s national soccer team in 1994, she helped lead the team in two Olympic gold medals (1996 and 2004), a World Cup  championship (1999), and she had 173 international appearances — a record among female soccer players.

The contents of BrainLine (the “Web Site”), such as text, graphics, images, information obtained from the Web Site’s licensors and/or consultants, and other material contained on the Web Site (collectively, the “Content”) are for informational purposes only. The Content is not intended to be a substitute for medical, legal, or other professional advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

Specifically, with regards to medical issues, always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on the Web Site. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. The Web Site does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Web Site. Reliance on any information provided by the Web Site or by employees, volunteers or contractors or others associated with the Web Site and/or other visitors to the Web Site is solely at your own risk.

Related Content



There are currently no comments for this article


BrainLine Footer


BrainLineMilitary.org is supported in part by generous grants
from the Bob Woodruff Foundation and the Infinite Hero Foundation.

Bob Woodruff Foundation  Infinite Hero Foundation

© 2017 WETA All Rights Reserved

Javascript is disabled. Please be aware that some parts of the site may not function as expected!