In the press
"Throughout this reasoned yet cautionary text, the authors arm readers with critical information... Each sport receives the author's scrutiny as he calls for awareness, honest dialog, and meaningful change...his life-saving message should be mandatory reading for all those involved in kids' sports."
“Neurosurgeon Cantu offers parents, coaches and athletes an authoritative look at concussions...Cantu offers comprehensive research on post-concussion syndrome, second impact syndrome and chronic traumatic encephalopathy....a sober look at a substantial health risk for young and mature athletes.”
- Kirkus Reviews
“Concussions have become the most important sports story of the decade, and there is no better person to read on the subject than Dr. Robert Cantu. This book comes along at a crucial time in our national conversation on the dangers of head injuries throughout American sports. It's a well-researched, riveting story that every coach and parent of a young athlete should read."
- Christine Brennan, USA Today sports columnist, ABC News commentator, author of Best Seat in the House
“This is an important, cutting edge work, by the premier specialist in his field. If you watch sports, or if you have a young athlete in your family, you need to read this book. It gives the expression, 'seeing stars' a whole new meaning.”
- Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe columnist and author of The Curse of the Bambino and Senior Year
“Much of the sports establishment wants players, and their parents, in the dark about concussions. This book shines the light.”
- Gregg Easterbrook, football columnist, ESPN
“Bob Cantu and Mark Hyman have been long-time leaders in America, widely disseminating common sense information on concussions in younger athletes; an issue so serious and newsworthy, that it’s warranted front page headlines in major media outlets. With this book, Bob and Mark will not sugarcoat anything; it’s a truly sobering reminder that even our children’s “playtime” can have serious medical and life consequences. If your children—or grandchildren—participate in sports, please read this book; you’ll agree with me afterwards that properly reflecting and acting upon its conclusions will give all these young athletes a better chance to become healthy and active adults.”
- Bob Bigelow, Co-author, Just Let the Kids Play and former NBA First Round Draft Choice and Player