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Commentary: Coaches, Doctors Need to Be Vigilant When Star Atheletes Get Hurt

Jan 31, 2013

Andrew Fiala

Recent injuries to NFL stars like Robert Griffin III and Alex Smith have brought considerable attention to the ethical dilemmas of sports, and specifically how players or coaches disclose injuries.  In some cases, such as Smith's, disclosing an injury can cost a player his or her job.

In other cases, such as with Griffin, players can sometimes intentionally underestimate injuries in order to stay in the game, often with serious consequences.  In the case of injuries, what best serves the greater good?  And what exactly is the greater good? Andrew Fiala brings us this commentary in our series The Moral Is.