Tennessee Titans quarterbacks Jake Locker, Matt Hasselbeck and Rusty Smith received a firsthand education this week in how doctors are using the latest technology to treat traumatic brain injuries in the U.S. military.
The three QBs visited soldiers at Fort Campbell's Warrior Resiliency and Recovery Center in Kentucky on Oct. 23, where they not only learned about the multidisciplinary treatment soldiers with brain injuries receive, they also experienced the treatment sessions themselves.
The visit was part of the NFL's continuing partnership with the U.S. Army to improve awareness of traumatic brain injuries and increase research into its causes, prevention and treatment.
The players presented each soldier with an inaugural National Football League Salute to Service pin. The pins have a camouflage ribbon design that will adorn NFL footballs during the entire month of November in honor of current and veteran military service members.