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Former WWE wrestler talks concussions with area coaches

Nowinski says he wants to educate parents, coaches and children about just how dangerous concussions really are Nowinski says he wants to educate parents, coaches and children about just how dangerous concussions really are
Area coaches got the chance to listen to a former professional wrestler talk about the dangers of concussions Area coaches got the chance to listen to a former professional wrestler talk about the dangers of concussions
The wrestler recently founded a nonprofit group to continue concussion research The wrestler recently founded a nonprofit group to continue concussion research

CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO (KFVS) - Area coaches got the chance to listen to a former professional wrestler talk about the dangers of concussions.

Chris Nowinski wrestled with World Wrestling Entertainment. His career ended pretty abruptly in 2003 because of a series of concussions.

Nowinski says he wants to educate parents, coaches and children about just how dangerous concussions really are.

"They (kids) need a healthy brain to have a healthy future," said Nowinski.

The wrestler recently founded a nonprofit group to continue concussion research.

Nowinski says he hopes it will help efforts to improve protection for student athletes.

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