Brooks Schuelke, an Austin personal injury attorney with Perlmutter & Schuelke, L.L.P., felt compelled recently to tell everyone that even baseball players may succumb to the side effects of traumatic brain injury.
“Former Cincinnati Reds baseball player, Ryan Freel, who was only 36-years-old, was recently found dead in his apartment. Police indicated his death was a suicide as the result of a gunshot wound,” said Schuelke. “This was a player who had readily admitted that he had sustained at least ten concussions during the course of his career.”
Freel was a noted player and “one that fans and other players considered to be fearless, if not reckless on the playing field,” according to Schuelke. He took “chances that often panned out for him, but may have given him an up close and personal meeting with traumatic brain injury. He once missed 30 games after a rough collision with a teammate…
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