Concussion on Broadway

By: Adam Avenali, labeled for reuse

It was not Mark “Sanchize”, or Eli “The Other” Manning, rather an actress in the new and EXPENSIVE Broadway show “Spiderman“.  On December 2nd, actress Natalie Mendoza sustained a concussion while performing in an early preview showing.  She continued after the injury and tried the next day as well with worsening symptoms.  Now after 10 days of rest, she is ready to return and take her spot back as the lead for the part Arachne.


Concussions can happen anywhere to anyone, and with the icy weather here in Central Illinois, it reminds me to remind you that if you hit your head, be smart… see a doctor or other trained medical professional for advice.