Producers: Nick Dolin
When an athlete’s playing days are over, the paychecks may stop, but the ailments accrued over the years never cease. After seeing a Real Sports story about former pro football players who struggled with formidable mental and physical challenges after their careers ended, Dr. William Focazio of Clifton, NJ, started the innovative program P.A.S.T. or Pain Alternatives, Solutions & Treatments, assembling a staff of top medical specialists from across North Jersey to treat former players on a pro-bono basis. In his first assignment since rejoining Real Sports, correspondent Armen Keteyian meets with Dr. Focazio, his team of doctors and the former players he is helping, and shows what progress is being made in their care.