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Second-Year NFL Linebacker Retires Over Fear of Brain Injury

Chris Borland was looking at a bright future. He had just finished his rookie season with the San Francisco 49ers, a year which saw the young linebacker forced into a starting role by injuries only to rack up huge tackle totals. The organization saw him as a big part of its future.

But Borland cut that future short when he announced in March that he would retire from the NFL at the age of 24. The University of Wisconsin product said he was retiring so that he could avoid the prospect of a severe brain injury- Borland had suffered several concussions in college.

Every football player has to make his own decision on how to balance safety with career prospects. But Borland’s retirement serves to make the conversation over brain injuries even louder, and that’s a good thing.

At GoldenbergLaw, our brain injury lawyers have seen how concussions and traumatic brain injuries can affect the lives of their victims. There’s a lifetime of discomfort and medical expenses to bear.

Many Minneapolis-area residents suffer these injuries in motor vehicle accidents. Some incur brain injuries as a result of workplace accidents or collisions while playing sports. Whatever the specific cause of a brain injury, the consequences are serious. We recognize that and pursue compensation what that reality in mind.

If you live in Minneapolis or any other Minnesota community and you want to speak to our brain injury lawyers, please call GoldenbergLaw at 612-436-5026 or contact us online for a free consultation.


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