Published on Dec 22, 2014
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The NFL has been criticized both for the amount of money it has donated for head trauma research and trying to manipulate how it is spent.
But at least it has donated.
The NHL has not given money to any of the four centers leading research into neurodegenerative diseases, specifically the question of why so many football and hockey players develop chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), USA TODAY Sports has found.
“I was pretty shocked, to be honest,” he told reporters after the game. “I hit my mouth on the ice. You reach up and grab your mouth when you get hit in the mouth. It’s a pretty normal thing. Obviously the spotter thought he knew how I was feeling and pulled me off.
“Sh–ty time of the game too, I guess, where it’s little bit a partial five-on-three and going into a power play after late in the second period where if you capitalize it could change the game.”
He added that the concussion spotter was simply doing his job looking out for the players’ well-being according to league guidelines. The test took about 20 minutes, and McDavid, still clearly frustrated with the night’s events, said the it was “a bit of a process and inconvenient.”