President Obama said Thursday he “might have” suffered a concussion or two during his youth football days.
“When I was young and played football briefly, there were a couple of times where I’m sure that that ringing sensation in my head and the need to sit down for a while might have been a mild concussion, and at the time you didn’t think anything of it,” Obama said during the White House Healthy Kids & Safe Sports Concussion Summit, reports the Wall Street Journal.
The summit, whose purpose was to raise awareness of head injuries on the playing field, included guest speakers, a panel of athletes, and remarks by the president.
“We have to change a culture that says, ‘Suck it up,'” Obama said of the attitude, particularly in college and professional sports, of ignoring symptoms that could be a sign of a head injury.
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