The Death of Kosta Karageorge and the Psychological Impact of Concussions
Ohio State football player KostaKarageorge, who disappeared last Wednesday, was found Sunday in a trash bin, the victim of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Research has shown that football players are three times more likely to develop chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) which can leave its victims depressed, disoriented and suicidal. We'll talk with Ohio Public Radio reporter Andy Chow, who has been following the story.
And in the wake of the death of Karageorge, we focus on the link between suicide and concussions with Erin Reynolds, a doctor in neuropsychology for the UPMC Sports Medicine and Concussion Program.
Could college football programs be more proactive when it comes to helping players who are dealing with concussion issues? What are some of the behavioral signs?
For parents, coaches, and athletes Dr. Reynolds recommends the new website ReThink Concussions for information on diagnosis, management and rehabilitation.