Head Games: The Dark Side of Football Part 10

Head injuries are becoming a larger problem in the NFL, but what do fans think of the issue?

FOX News Radio’s Jeff Monosso reports from Green Bay’s Lambeau Field in the final installment of our ten-part series investigating the growing concern about concussions in the sport:

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We’re at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, talking to Packer fans about one of their true loves.

(Fans) “This stadium.”//”Fans of Green Bay and the city itself.”//”Aaron Rodgers.”

Already this season, over a dozen players have been sidelined.

(McCarthy) “This is the unfortunate part of the game of football.”

Packers coach Mike McCarthy.  Fans at Lambeau Field are also talking about the dark side of the NFL.

(Fans) “It’s unfortunate when anyone gets hurt.”//”It’s like a gladiator sport.”

But what about making the National Football League safer?

(Fans) “It’d be better than having people injured and maimed for life.”

The league has already implemented change to make the game safer, modifying practice rules with a reduction of full-contact practices that some say make the teams rusty, stripping players of their preparedness for the big plays that other fans tell us.

(Fans) “Give the game its identity.”

But most of the fans that we talked to here agreed on one thing:

(Fans) “I think the players are taking a risk when they step out on the field.”//”They know the risks that come along with playing football.”

At Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Jeff Monosso, FOX News Radio.

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