Hockey Hall of Fame goalie Ken Dryden thinks it’s time the decision makers in sports take action against concussions.
A federal subcommittee has just started hearings to try to find a solution to the problem.
Dryden told Acadia Broadcasting’s John Ongaro the issue is getting those decision makers to enact the changes necessary to protect the athletes.
He believes they should be asking themselves what are they doing to reflect the problem, and what kind of changes can be made “where the game is just as exciting to play and watch as it has ever been, but is less dangerous.”
Dryden insists players will adapt without affecting the quality of the game just like when hockey allowed forward passing and when baseball ended collisions at home plate.
The former athlete, and Liberal MP, spoke to the committee members last night.
The subcommittee plans to make it findings public along with a series of recommendations by June.