Report: Namoff suing D.C. United for negligence

Report: Namoff suing D.C. United for negligence

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Report: Namoff suing D.C. United for negligence

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Former D.C. United defender Bryan Namoff had his career end prematurely because of a concussion, and he is reportedly taking legal action against the club for failing to act with the proper care that could have prevented the ongoing medical issues he faces today.

According to the Washington Post, Namoff is suing D.C. United for $12 million, claiming that the club was negligent in the way it handled his head injury suffered during a game against Kansas City in 2009.

Namoff, 33, remained in the game after the violent collision and reportedly claims in his lawsuit that he was not examined or assessed in the days after the head injury but was allowed to play three days later against the Seattle Sounders, which ended up being his last game as a professional. To this day, Namoff is suffering from the after-effects of the head injury, with The Post reporting that he still "has permanent headaches and fatigue, sleep problems and hypersensitivity to motion" in addition to suffering memory loss and cognitive damage.

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