Brian Roberts Shares the Impact Concussion Had on His Life

Brian Roberts Shares the Impact Concussion Had on His Life

Former professional baseball player Brian Roberts shares how concussion impacted him and why it is so important to recognize concussions and seek the right treatment.

Read Brian’s story.

Brian Roberts Video Transcript

Hi, I’m Brian Roberts. I play major league baseball 14 seasons. I want to encourage you guys out there, especially the young people that are dealing with concussions right now.

I suffered through two. There were times in my journey in the process that I thought that for one thing, I would never get back to even a living my normal life.

That was really in the midst of it, all wanted, I wanted to get back to having my life. I was a husband and a father. I just needed to feel good again.

The people at UPMC and Dr. Collins, they are the reason today that I am feeling normal again,  that I was able to get back on to a major league baseball field and playing games and feel like I could do the things that I used to be able to do. I know that there is a lot of dark times with this and it can make you feel like you are alone, it can make  you feel angry, it can make you feel depressed.  But I encourage you, please talk to people about it.

Please be open about it. You’re not the only one that’s going through it and you will get better if you get the right treatment.

If you want some really great information on concussions and how to deal with it what you are going through, please visit rethinkconcussions.com. I certainly wish that I had some of that information earlier on in my journey. Hopefully, it will be helpful to you guys.

 

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