Video: Battle with Brain Injury — A Linebacker’s Story of Concussion

Battle with Brain Injury: A Linebacker’s Story of Concussion from WisconsinWatch on Vimeo.

I shot, edited and produced this video about former University of Wisconsin linebacker Tony Megna, who left football after suffering severe, repeated headaches. “I couldn’t get through practice without throwing up,” Megna said. “I almost flunked out a semester because of poor concentration, couldn’t remember things, short-term memory loss.”

Now Megna runs Integrated Heights Wellness and Healing Center in Mount Pleasant, Wis., which offers various services such as injury recovery, acupuncture, massage and traditional Eastern medicine.

Read the full story by reporter Luke Schaetzel: Former Badger plans legal action; says he ‘wasn’t aware of brain injury’ risk

More of my reporting for Wisconsin Watch can be read here.