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Ski is back at CBS. Sports radio John Fass we'll have a quick up here in just about ten minutes huge question of the night its annual. Concussion CT state, of, football in, America, in what does its future, you, can, join in, with, your, huge, opinions, what eight five. Five two one, two four, CBS that's one eight five five two one two four two two. Seven at Saturday huge, on Twitter, Saturday night, huge show. On Facebook is the. Game of football in trouble today two years from? Now five. Years ten years. Twenty years he was a parent are you allowing your kids still play tackle. Football I am I'm not panicking also Dr granola. For the. Metro. Metrohealth, university of Michigan health. Sports medicine team he's joining us in, studio, on, the Saturday, night, welcome back. Dr k thanks to be here How if you were given a state of football dress to a concussion. CT symposium what would you say about the concussion. CT era. Today. On, all levels of football You know I would, say that that football is going to, continue to go on I really starting. To believe that. And I've been doing this for twenty years actually gone back the residency twenty five years covering football. Professional level and a high school and college level it's gonna change we've. Already seen that change a little bit little changes and some emphasis, and that type of thing. I really think it's, continue on and part of the reason pitches thing I, was reading some stuff on and. I found there's a good a, good, kind of synopsis it's a long one but it's excellent and it talks about discussions, about concussions dating back, to nineteen o six so in one thousand nine hundred six. They had discussions regarding what is what is going to happen with sports and football particularly because of concussions and what is gonna happen to, f- athletes who get concussions they. Were. Asking. The same questions over one hundred years ago and we know there was changes the, way was formed as part of that the safety of the game helmets right exactly That's all that, kind, of stuff. So that you know and the other thing that's going on right now in you looted. To that earlier in in a different way but social media so all of these. Questions all of these things now re are so much are, blowing up so much so so any discussion regarding sits on my player. Not play or did you see this play or look at what happens becomes like the centerpiece and becomes, this is the only way this is what happens one person gets the there. For everybody SEPTA. You know it's it's the it's the it's the world we live in right now everything's blown out. Of proportion and I think as physicians a scientists what we're trying to. Do is take a step back and say there's a lot we, learned over the last twenty. Years and there's a, lot we need to know over the next twenty years, and that's what's happening the medical. Community is starting to look at, these, things and saying yes football's important we need to look at that but guess what, concussions happen in hockey, soccer lacrosse basketball wrestling and so the answer one of your. Questions I think is football being unfairly looked at I think not too much emphasis plays placed on the concussion that occurs in football we, need to be looking at concussion. That. Every And and treat them all the same and yeah football is to, be looked at. But in the context of, of sports everywhere so would you say if a parent listening right now in Texas. Or southern California where you're from if they were unsure, and they got the Email from their local Orange County youth football tackle football league and their their kid is ten eleven years old and not. A big kid would you tell them. That it's okay, to, play tackle, football if, you were there doctor has their doctor I. Would say that probably attack. Maybe starting tackling twelve which, some are, doing I would be I would be I would be inclined to, go that direction again we don't have bad on this so these are a lot of these chains were making are based on assumptions that were making. About the human brain in the end the developing brain I would, say, I would. I would go and talk with, the league like we do here and we, would, say you. Know hey maybe we adjust them these rules but I would not overall I would not. Be concerned because of so many so many kids have played football over the years. Millions of kids have played publ over the years And they're all doing great things in life there's very few people. Are having, problems doesn't mean that's not important, as I mean we did not focus on. That but I would I am on an overall basis not concerned about people playing tackle Kipling technical? Boy you mentioned the study going back to nineteen o six well they had, leather helmets no facemask right different rules they were asking the, same questions and they called it the first. Concussion era they call this the second concuss think about everything that's changed in the? Game of football now. If we fast forward to two thousand eighteen from the, early stages of the. Game right absolutely absolutely not that we have to do we have to make things, safer we have to try to. Make things safer for football and for every every sport bike helmets when I was growing up there wasn't bike helmets right right I, mean I'm fifty, six what about the old. Station wagons were window will be down with no seat belts and four kids are piled, right with, the, reverse seat looking out while your, your dad's doing sixty. Five, on the highway absolutely and there's no seatbelt knows. The windows down right no airbags no nothing I. Mean those there was problems with deaths and car And obviously but writing. A car in playing football there's different importance there but. They, didn't say let's get rid of the car they said how do you make the, car, safer. So. We don't get rid of football. We say how do we make. Football safer or soccer sake bar our hockey safer arresting safer what's the latest making football safer from a medical viewpoint from, a medical you point, a, lot. Of the, emphasis in research. Now is looking for blood tests? Blood tests to help us possibly on the sideline at terminal and cussin' that has occurred and also signs. That maybe we can see some going on because certainly right now. CT. Is only a diagnosis that can be made, on? Autopsy and. So, we'd. Like to, be able to know are there changes occurring During life and so I think a lot of lot of I see in, the next five or ten years that hopefully they'll be. Some bio micro enzymes that will show up on the acute phase, and we can maybe use them on the sidelines also something will show us imaging lies or blood test. Wise it shows us is there some CTE type symptoms are? Developing because that's a whole we don't know much about at all even these studies that come out they preface it by saying these are, biased studies even the people who are. Doing them recognize that, the that that you, know when you had one hundred. Ten out, of one hundred eleven NFL players in? The in the study a couple of. Years ago, a year ago came out that had CD it was a biased sample and the? And the readers even set researcher said that but that didn't make the. Headlines out in the press and that's the unfortunate thing as we talked about before, the world we live in what you read in the headline and what you actually actually occurred doesn't always match up so how close are we to in sports in everyday life having a blood test that would tell you if you, have a concussion or if c. t. e. is, beginning or is there It's it's hard to say. I'd like to say next year I I am say within five years I'm I'm, thinking maybe it's going to be ten. I mean it it's it's it's, it's a lottery search is, going on right now, and there's been some advances in it, and tied like to say we're close but what is close mean yeah it's several years still your thoughts on concussions as a parent as. A coach as a college, administrator you work in the NFL your former. Player I'd love your feedback on the state of football today in America and what's, its future one eight five five two one two four. CBS that's one eight five five two.