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Injuries Plague Allums's Career

Injuries Plague Allums's Career

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Multiple concussions and head injuries were the reason George Washington University guard Kye Allums's season was cut short, according to the Associated Press.

Allums, a guard and the first openly transgender man to play on a NCAA Division I women's team, said that he has endured eight concussions in his overall career, suffering three alone this season. While Allums's time at GWU was full of career highs, this season was tough on him.

"My big thing is my memory," Allums told the AP. "Like, when I start speaking, I'll forget what I was talking about." He added that the doctors he has been working with said that if he was playing football, the number of concussions he had been subject to would have finished his career.

After eight games during the regular season, Allums was benched by his coaches. He said he respects his coaches' decisions to keep him from playing, even if his mother has spoken to the press against their move.

Allums said he plans to make his story known by speaking publicly about his life, but plans to remain on the basketball team next year, his senior year at GWU.

"I'm a fighter. I'm still trying to come back," Allums said. "I really do want to come back and play."

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