Fear of Concussions Sidelines 49er Chris Borland

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland will retire from the NFL after only one season due to concerns he could be adversely impacted by concussions, according to a recent interview with ESPN. After taking over a starting role on the team in the second half of the season, the rookie posted 102 tackles, two interceptions and a sack. Despite what many saw as a promising beginning to a successful career, Borland chose to retire abruptly, fearing that the health costs of concussions outweighed the chance to become a star.

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