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Former UW-Eau Claire player discusses importance of brain injure prevention

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A former football player for UW-Eau Claire, who suffered a serious brain injury while playing in a game in 2003, has come back to campus to educate coaches, parents and students about the importance of preventing brain injuries from occurring while playing.

The incident occurred when the man was 22 and he was hit twice in one game causing a blood vessel in his brain to burst. He was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery. He remained there for several months while he recovered.

Although he is now legally blind, this does not stop him from educating others about his story and advocating the Play Smart Wisconsin Initiative which works to inform everyone about the symptoms of a brain injury so that a student can not return to the field if he or she has suffered from one.

If you or a loved one has suffered from a brain injury, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Rhinelander personal injury lawyers of Habush Habush & Rottier, S.C., by calling 800-242-2874.