Neither athletes nor soldiers want to "leave anyone behind." But research shows that taking the time to rest after a concussion gets people back to combat and on the field faster and more safely.
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About the author: Richard Ellenbogen, MD, FACS
Richard Ellenbogen, MD is a University of Washington professor and chairman of the Department of Neurological Surgery. He is chief and attending of neurological surgery, Harborview Medical Center and the co-chair of the NFL's Head, Neck, and Spine Committee.