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IFV-TV: Discussion Panel on Concussions – George Visger

Jul 24, 2012

We started the second day of our IFV Conference last April in Las Vegas at the South Point with a panel discussing some of the latest information and studies on concussions, brain damage and current state-of-the-art treatments.  Retired 49′er George Visger talks about his personal journey after football to recover some of his lost memory after 9 brain surgeries and years of living out of notebooks to help him remember his daily routines. Dr. William Duncan talks about the latest information on hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT and the current efforts to advance legislation for HBOT in Washington on behalf of veterans and the general public. You can follow along Bill Duncan’s presentation by opening up his PowerPoint presentation while playing the video in the background. (We’ve also included a copy of George Visger’s slideshow below Bill Duncan’s presentation.)
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Hyperbarics for Athletes Dr Bill Duncan from robertinseattle

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George Visger's Personal Story on Traumatic Brain Injuries in Football from robertinseattle

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One Response so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Brian J. Nemeth
    July 24th, 2012 at 1:07 pm #

    Brian Nemeth

    WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF A RETIRED PLAYER? Do you have to be VESTED to be a RETIRED PLAYER? WHAT ABOUT ME WHO WAS PARALYZED ON A BLOCK MY FIRST YEAR AND SPENT THE REST OF MY LIFE TRYING TO WALK?

    Am I truly dog food? My Harrington rods slipped after 17 years and almost severed my spine. They removed them and saved me again. I’m having my fourth operation this year so I can use the bathroom and have other basic functions again. I want to know if I am left out of this organization or not. I’m not vested but I was still there. Someone tell me. In 2001, I should have been dead. Then it only took me two years to walk again. I guess it just doesn’t matter.

    George V is my inspiration. If he can do it then I can too but I will not stay in a wheelchair nor will I have someone else support me. Thank God for Workers Comp! But I fight Workers Comp to keep from being declared totally disabled simply because I don’t know what will happen to me if I do it!

    Thanks for your story, George, it keeps me going.

    Brian J. Nemeth
    1976 draft from South Carolina
    to San Francisco 49ers
    (unknown T.E.)

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