Health — 22 August 2013

By Ed Coghlan

When an elite college football player from a major program has to quit the sport, you’d normally think of a blown knee, or an ankle or shoulder injury.

But for Danny Spond, starting linebacker at Notre Dame, it is migraine headaches.

Spond, who was a key defensive contributor on Notre Dame’s run to the national championship game last year, missed a couple of games due to migraines early in the 2012 season. In fact, he was hospitalized because the migraines were so severe.

He came back to start the last 11 games for the Irish. For his career he played 29 games, had 53 tackles, one interception, and was slated to start again this year.

The migraines flared up again in the current fall camp as the Irish prepare for the 2013 season. And this time, it was too much for Spond to overcome.

Read more at National Pain Report.

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Ed Coghlan

Ed is a former television news director at KCOP in Los Angeles and the Montana Television Network. He writes on health, economic and public affairs issues.

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