Letter: Glorification of playing through the pain is not healthy

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Phil Perry’s article on Brett McEvoy (“For Warriors, he’s king of the defense,” Oct. 17, Globe West) took my breath away.

Coming on the heels of the scathing documentary by “Frontline” about the NFL and the culture of football “playing through the pain” and ignoring head injuries and concussions, I wonder how Globe writers can still write articles like this one.

While I was not surprised to hear the young football player from Wrentham highlighted for his excellent skills and fierce determination and grit, I was shocked to see the way the article showcased the “play until you drop” mentality.

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