Moore’s Distressing Injury
Elijah Moore, a prominent figure in the Browns team, faced a severe head injury during the game against the Jets, leading to involuntary twitching on the field. Dr.
Bennet Omalu, renowned for discovering Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) in former NFL players, expressed grave concerns about Moore’s condition.
Seizure-Like Episode Raises Alarms
Following a tackle by CJ Mosely, Moore hit the ground face down, resulting in what appeared to be a seizure, with his arms and hands unsettlingly jerking upward while lying on his back.
Released from the hospital after the incident, Moore was diagnosed with a concussion, prompting worry over potential brain damage.
Retirement Recommended by Expert
Dr. Omalu, who inspired the movie ‘Concussion’ starring Will Smith, advocated for Moore’s retirement, citing the seizure as a sign of permanent brain injury.
He emphasized that such an event signifies lasting damage and advised Moore to consider stepping away from the sport.
Seasonal Rest or Retirement Dilemma
Expressing concern over Moore’s health, Dr. Omalu suggested that if the 23-year-old opted not to retire, he should at least sit out the rest of the season and ideally refrain from playing for a minimum of three months to recover.
Playoff Hopes and Moore’s Contribution
The Browns secured a significant win, securing their spot in the playoffs led by quarterback Joe Flacco. Moore contributed earlier in the game with an eight-yard touchdown.
Despite the team’s prospects, concerns about Moore’s well-being linger, especially with the playoffs looming.
Decision Time for Moore and the Browns
With the regular season’s final game against the Cincinnati Bengals approaching and the playoffs on the horizon, the Browns face critical decisions regarding Moore’s participation, emphasizing his health and recovery over the competitive run.Share on Facebook «||» Share on Twitter «||» Share on Reddit «||» Share on LinkedIn