UCLA Football Player Makes Tough Decision

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Larimore, a UCLA football player, made a tough decision to give up college football and his dream of playing in the NFL after sustaining his sixth concussion. Patrick started playing football in the fifth grade and focused his life around the game. Even at Halloween, Patrick dressed as a football player.

With each concussion he experienced problems which became more significant as his brain injuries mounted. His sixth concussion left him with the difficult decision of giving up the game he loved and his lifetime dream. Patrick understood the consequences of his injuries and the increasing risks he faced and retired from the UCLA team.

Click here to see Patrick’s interview on E:60 and learn about his decision.

About Rolf Gainer Ph.D.

Dr. Rolf Gainer is the founder of the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma as well as the Neurological Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario, in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Gainer is a psychologist with more than twenty-five years of experience in the treatment and rehabilitation of individuals with brain injuries and a dual diagnosis. Dr. Gainer has designed and operated innovative rehabilitation programs in the United States and Canada for individuals who have been regarded as difficult to serve. He is currently involved in conducting two outcome studies related to the long-term issues faced by individuals with brain injuries and a dual diagnosis. He has presented papers throughout the United States and Canada in many professional conferences and educational forums.

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