George Visger: From Pop Warner to the NFL to the Operating Room

Retired NFL player George Visger has a Superbowl ring but he's also had nine brain surgeries.

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Posted on BrainLine January 3, 2013.

Produced by Victoria Tilney McDonough and Jared Schaubert, BrainLine, and Dan Edblom.

About the author: George Visger

A defensive lineman on the San Francisco 49ers’ first Super Bowl champions in 1981-82, George Visger has lived with a shunt in his brain ever since — a consequence of the cumulative concussions. He is now a prominent figure in the fight for fair treatment of retired NFL players.

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