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Video: D.C. United's Bryan Namoff undergoes unique rehabiliation for concussion issues

By Steve Goff  | November 2, 2010; 9:02 PM ET
Categories:  D.C. United  | Tags:  D.C. United  
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That was encouraging. Good luck to Namoff as he continues his road to recovery!

Posted by: jason1551 | November 2, 2010 9:15 PM | Report abuse

Awesome. Best of luck, we need you!

Posted by: TassieTiger | November 2, 2010 10:06 PM | Report abuse

Good stuff to hear :D
Awesome shirt, too! Anyone know where to buy?

Posted by: KHSpartan | November 2, 2010 10:20 PM | Report abuse

Good to hear. Yes 11 players concentrating for 90 minutes would be a nice change of pace.

Posted by: TheJim1 | November 2, 2010 10:47 PM | Report abuse

I'm glad to see that his heurocognitive functions are getting better. I hope that's a sign that the concussion is healing as a whole, not just improvement in one symptom.

Posted by: I-270Exit1 | November 3, 2010 7:43 AM | Report abuse

Having watched an HBO Real Sports special about Lou Gehrig's disease patients and about it's root causes I worry for Brian Namoff. Why? Because they have found the root problem for this disease is found to be due trauma to the brain which do not fully heal and have an infection of sorts which then spreads out through the nervous system which slowly kills all functions of your body. Concussions are not to be treated lightly and rest is definitely needed to recoup.

The HBO Real Sports show was extremely interesting because these are all athletes who were falling like flies in Baseball, Football, and Soccer. It is named Lou Gehrig disease because he was the first real famous American athlete to have gotten the disease and he was in his 30's when he died. Lou Gehrig had, what they estimated in the show, as many as 5 concussions playing baseball and he even cracked his skull once but kept on playing. At one time his skull was so hurt and swollen he could not even put on his own baseball cap and had to borrow a cap from a fellow teamate, which I think was Babe Ruth at the time.

In any case, it is something to consider, not that Brian simply due to a concussion will get this disease automatically, but it certainly does help to continue to get them, it is a reality in the sport.

Posted by: elfelixg | November 3, 2010 9:35 AM | Report abuse

I think Brian is awesome and of course I'm a big fan of United, but I'd hate to see him heading a ball again. It just doesn't seem like a good idea. I really wouldn't mind seeing all players using head gear like Esky had a few years ago. A mind is a terrible thing to waste, after all.

Posted by: WorldCup | November 3, 2010 10:29 AM | Report abuse

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