Renowned Doctor Recommends Elijah Moore Retire After ‘TNF’ Injury


If Dr. Bennet Omalu, the renowned neuropathologist who inspired the movie “Concussion” starring Will Smith, were to advise Elijah Moore following his frightening head injury on Thursday night, he says he would recommend the Browns wideout to retire.

Key Takeaway

Dr. Bennet Omalu, the inspiration behind the movie “Concussion,” recommends that Elijah Moore retire from the NFL following the severe head injury he sustained during the game against the Jets.

The Terrifying Incident

Elijah Moore sustained a severe head injury during the second quarter of Cleveland’s victory over the Jets on “Thursday Night Football.” The 23-year-old’s face slammed into the turf, causing him to lose consciousness and convulse on the ground multiple times.

Dr. Omalu’s Recommendation

Dr. Omalu expressed his concern, stating that Moore’s seizure is a clear indication of brain damage and permanent injury. He emphasized that if he had the opportunity, he would advise Moore to retire from the NFL altogether.

Recovery and Future Steps

Moore did not complete the game and spent the night at a local hospital. He is currently in the NFL’s concussion protocol and recovering at home. Dr. Omalu suggested that if Moore chooses not to retire, he should at least sit out for the remainder of the season, even if it means missing the upcoming playoff games for the Browns.