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Olympic Soccer Champion Fights for Brain Injury Awareness

After a brain injury ended her career, Briana Scurry committed herself to building awareness around the issue of brain injuries in sports. The U.S. Women’s Soccer team is often considered the best in the world, and Briana Scurry was a crucial part of it as the team’s goalkeeper from 1994 to 2008. During her career she won both the World Cup and an Olympic gold medal, and was ranked as one of the top players in the game. All that came to end when another player mistakenly kneed her head while chasing a low ball. What was at first thought to be a mild concussion developed into a traumatic brain injury that left Scurry depressed and in pain for months. Although she recovered safely, it also became clear she would not be able to return to the sport. Now she frequently reminds us of the dangers of these injuries. Here’s…
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