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Will Smith’s “Concussion” Doesn’t Have a Happy Ending, and Neither Does the Real-Life NFL

Say this for the upcoming Will Smith film Concussion: it may be a major feature film, but it's real enough to eschew a happy Hollywood ending. Based on actual events , the movie tells the story of Bennet Omalu (Smith), the Pittsburgh-based neuropathologist who in 2002 discovered the neurodegenerative disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the brain of deceased Pittsburgh Steelers and Hall of Fame center Mike Webster.

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Dr. Sears Comments:

Dr. Barry Sears

It looks like the only real winner in this film will be Dr. Julian Bailes. We have working together for nearly a decade to treat far more severe brain trauma than was discussed in this film.  Last time I checked, both Julian and I are happy with our continuing results.

 

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