Miami Dolphin quarterback Trent Green may end up being compared to former NFL greats Steve Young and Troy Aikman when this season is done. Unfortunately for Green, the comparison won't be based on ability.
Green left the field on a stretcher last Sunday after he sustained his second major concussion in just over a year. Young and Aikman both were forced to retire after receiving multiple concussions during the latter part of their careers. Medical reports have shown that the more concussions a player receives, the more likely they are to get another one in the future. These concussions can also cause long term mental problems for retired NFL players. Now that Green has suffered two concussions in a short period of time, he must make a decision whether he wants to keep playing, or follow the lead of two NFL Hall of Fame players who left the game in the interest of their health.