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Concussion would not stop players playing in Super Bowl

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85% of current NFL players would play in the Super Bowl with a concussion, a new survey has revealed. 

An anonymous survey conducted by ESPN showed that a huge majority of the 320 players poled would forgo the risks associated with the injury to play in the sports biggest game.

With the Super Bowl undoubtedly one of the biggest events in a football player's career, the appeal of playing in such an occasion seems to outweigh the potential physical, and mental, repercussions for many pros.

The issue of concussion is a growing concern within the NFL at the moment. 

With several ex-player suicides having been linked to concussion related trauma, and a high profile $765 million concussion settlement case ongoing, this revelation will be a concern to those campaigning for better player protection.

In the modern game, players diagnoses with concussion during a game are unable to re-enter the field of play, and must pass daily tests to meet league protocol.

But it seems if they have a chance to play in the Super Bowl players will do anything they can to take part. 

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