Yes, some sports could be safer — and should be — but not participating in sports at all is like being a boat that never sets sail.
Produced by Noel Gunther, Ashley Gilleland, and Brain King, BrainLine.
David Hovda, PhD is the director of the UCLA Brain Injury Research Center. He is past president of the National Neurotrauma Society and past president of the International Neurotrauma Society. He has served as chair of study sections for the National Institute for Neurological Disease and Stroke.