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Movie trailer for ‘Concussion’ - about UC Davis doctor’s brain injury work - is released

The first trailer for the movie “Concussion,” starring Will Smith, has been released.

The movie is about Dr. Bennet Omalu, the Lodi doctor who first identified chronic brain injury as a common factor in the deaths of several former NFL players. Smith plays Omalu – who also is the chief medical examiner for San Joaquin County and associate clinical professor of pathology at UC Davis.

Sacramento Bee reporter Andy Furillo wrote about the doctor in May: “Dr. Bennet Omalu, who cuts open dead people for a living, has distinguished himself in the medical arts through his detailed examination of brains. It was in this practice that his life intersected with the death of Pro Football Hall of Fame center Mike Webster of the Pittsburgh Steelers.”

Watch the trailer:

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