As the opening of the new Will Smith movie “Concussion” approached, NFL and college players continue to bash it out on the gridiron, sometimes suffering head injuries causing them to miss time on the field.

Even when the movie arrives, there will be more questions than answers, and that’s where Thomas Buckley comes in. Buckley is an assistant professor at the University of Delaware specializing in football-focused concussion/head impact research. He is providing research to the landmark NCAA/Department of Defense Concussion Assessment, Research and Education Consortium (or CARE), a longitudinal study to enhance the study of athletes and service members. He works hand-in-hand with UD’s Division I football team. In addition to the long-term effects of concussion, he investigates concussion management, how concussions impact gait, sideline evaluation, and concussion education.

Below is a brief question-and-answer with Buckley on the movie, NFL protocol and what the future of concussion research holds. He is also available for further comment and interviews. Read the full story on Newswise.


Infographic provided by Jeffrey Chase, University of Delaware, Communications & Public Affairs

Also, don’t miss our Lecture and a movie event, January 14, 2016, featuring our own UD experts, Professors Kaminsky and Tom Buckley. Find our more and register to get your discounted ticket today!

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