'In the past, openly admitting ''Hey, I've had a lot of concussions, I'm having balance issues, my memory is not the same; I still want to go to the Olympics, so try not to take that into consideration! But I think now because concussions are something people are taking more seriously, I think athletes are more comfortable to talk about them.
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My choreographer has to be right next to me physically doing the movements with me.
The sport she loves and holds dear left her unable to fully utilize her body for months after her fall.
Her skating career was in jeopardy.'It was coming up on Olympic trials -- that moment when you don't know if your season is going to be possible is terrifying.' She also described how the falls skaters experience are frighteningly impactful.
Wagner said: 'When we're coming down from these jumps, we land with something like 500 pounds per square inch of force.
I have gotten to the point where I'm in the middle of the ice during competition and had five seconds of panic because I couldn't remember my program and I had to make up a little bit of it.
You just kind of freestyle at that point, and then try not to panic, stay calm and it will kind of come back to you.'The trauma athletes suffer as a result of concussions has become a hot button issue in recent years.