A former UWEC football player who suffered a serious brain injury while on the football field has come back to campus to discuss with others the importance of preventing against traumatic brain injuries.
The incident occurred in 2003 when the man collapsed after a football hit back because a blood clot formed in the brain. He was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery and spent months recovering in the hospital.
The man was hit in the kick-off play of the game and then experienced another impact after suffering a brain injury in the first hit. The second hit then caused a blood vessel in his brain to burst.
The former UW-Eau Claire player basically had to learn to do everything again and although he is now legally blind, he does not let that stop him from educating parents, athletes and coaches about the importance of brain injury prevention.
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