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Pat LaFontaine On Concussions: 'You Know, As Athletes, You Think You're Invincible'

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Come to think of it later on it was a grade three concussion. I should have been sent to the hospital. I should have spent the night, but I remember as an athlete that, you know, you're gonna overcome these things. And so I'd ask the doctor, yeah, I'm fine. I can drive home. I'm sure that I've had this before. You know concussion is about for a week, ten days or something, I'm sure I'll bounce back.

That's Hockey Hall of Famer Pat LaFontaine, talking recently about concussions suffered during his playing career. It's eye-opening, to say the least. Video via BrainLine.org after the jump. Here's a transcript of his full talk, which opens as a PDF.