Christopher Nowinski

president, the Sports Legacy Institute

Chris Nowinksi is founder and president of the Sports Legacy Institute, a non-profit focused on studying the long term effects of brain injury. Nowinski is also a co-director of Boston University's Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy. As a former WWE pro-wrestler, Nowinski suffered head trauma including memory loss and headaches after being kicked in the skull.

Christopher Nowinski appears in the following:

Please Explain: Concussions and Sports

Friday, September 21, 2012

For this week’s Please Explain, director Steve James talks about his new film “Head Games,” a revealing documentary about the concussions in American sports, along with former Ivy League Football Player and WWE Wrestler Christopher Nowinski, author of the book Head Games. It covers eye-opening evidence and cutting-edge science on head trauma from the nation’s leading medical experts and gives first-hand accounts from the athletes, coaches, and parents.

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A New Look at Brain Injuries in Soldiers and Athletes

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

In the past, athletes involved in high-impact sports such as boxing or football would refer to the periods their brains went dim as "punch drunk." They'd find themselves thinking slow...