Dr. Eric Gordon Discusses Risks of Youth Football

As football season kicks off, Dr. Eric Gordon appeared on KATV’s Good Morning Arkansas Sept. 2 discussing concussions among young players.

Young fans are attracted to the allure and spectacle of football, but parents may question whether they should allow their children to play the sport. It’s a question even President Obama commented on in an interview last year: “If I had a son, I’d have to think long and hard before I let him play football,” Obama said.

There is legitimate reason to be concerned about football. Each year 500,000 football injuries occur – twice as many as any other sport.

Dr. Gordon weighed in on the risks while putting statistics into perspective. Watch his full interview with Chris Kane below: