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A former patient of Dr. John F. Kurtzke put the neurologist on blast with a series of tweets Saturday.

By SI Wire
September 05, 2015

Alecko Eskandarian, a former MLS player and patient of Dr. Robert Kurtzke, claimed on Twitter the neurologist nearly caused him brain damage.

Kurtzke resigned from the league's neurological consultant program Friday. He will continue to treat Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III’s concussion, which was sustained in the preseason.

Griffin was cleared to play in late August by Dr. Kurtzke, then ruled out the next day. The NFLPA said they believed the team followed the correct concussion protocol.

Eskandarian, now a coach with the NY Cosmos, was forced to retire due to concussions.

Here’s what he said about his experience with Dr. Kurtzke:

The Redskins plan to keep Griffin as a backup to Kirk Cousins, according to a Saturday report.

- Kenny Ducey

 

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