“Shocked: A Hidden Factor in the Sports Concussion Crisis” a new documentary short, Executive Produced by Brett Favre, in partnership with KMG Media, will premiere on the new 24/7 multiplatform sports network, Stadium, on January 11, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. ET.
“Shocked” sheds light on Favre’s career-ending head-to-turf concussion and explores what preventative measures can be taken to make the playing environment safer for all athletes at all skill levels.
“Shocked” takes an intimate look at Brett’s career and his concerns for the future, and parallels the experience with Gracie Hussey – a 17-year-old girl living with Post Concussion Syndrome from head-to-turf injuries suffered when she was thirteen. Shocked unveils deeply personal stories, supported by interviews with leading researcher, John Sorochan, Ph. D. of the University of Tennessee – Turfgrass Research Center, the President of the Concussion Legacy Foundation, Chris Nowinski, Ph.D., and others.
There are between an estimated 1.6 and 3.8 million sports-related concussions in the United States every year, leading The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to conclude that sports concussions in the United States have reached an epidemic level. One in every five of those concussions is directly a result from a head-to-turf collision.
Immediately preceding the debut of “Shocked” on January 11, Brett Favre will appear on Stadium’s signature studio show, “The Rally,” at 6:00 p.m. ET, discussing his involvement in the documentary.
Shocked will re-air several times throughout the month of January on the Stadium network.