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wow, I like this quote:

> Her subsequent fogginess and impaired balance midway through all  
> three races did not shake confidence in their procedures, said Kyle  
> Wilkens, United States Skiing’s medical director.
>
> “We followed the protocol that we have established,” said Wilkens,  
> who confirmed that Vonn was not examined by a neurologist or expert  
> in sports-related concussion during the world championships. “We  
> have to rely on the system.”
>

I wonder if they have athletes compete after injuring a knee without  
seeing an orthopedist or expert in skiing-related knee injuries.

Is it just me, or does this sound strange.



Mike

On Feb 14, 2011, at 1:57 PM, Alex Friend wrote:

> We've all been faced with decisions about risk, taken chances, made  
> choices good and bad, had good luck and bad, and for the most part,  
> lived to tell about it. This was quite interesting:
>
> Vonn, Still Foggy from Concussion, Risks Downhill Run
> http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/14/sports/skiing/14vonn.html
>
> It's by Alan Schwarz, whose journey from baseball writer to one of  
> the main players in the concussion crisis is told here:
>
> Does Football Have a Future?
> http://www.newyorker.com/reporting/2011/01/31/110131fa_fact_mcgrath
>
> It may be easier for a coach to bench a player in a team sport than  
> in a more individual sport like skiing. But that's far from the  
> point. The point is the incredible power of denial.
>
> Otherwise, happy Valentine's Day.
>
> --Alex
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