Episode PremiereNovember 04, 2011
Show Period2011 - 2012
Production CompanyCBS Television Studios, Timberman-Beverly Prod.
When one of his soccer teammates can't catch his breath, Michael convinces him to seek treatment at the clinic. But with frequent trips to Indonesia on his schedule and a history of IV drug use, the possibility of a sobering diagnosis is very real - especially when he starts coughing up blood. Michael's friend also has a fear of doctors, and he flees the clinic before Kate can figure out what's wrong with him. While she runs a test for TB, Michael must seek out his teammate and try to get him to submit to further help. While at the clinic, Michael runs into a former patent of his - an ex-NFL star whom he performed successful spinal chord surgery on years ago. The player is now a shell of his former self, living on the street without the brainpower to even remember his own name. While there is no known cure for a brain turned to mush by thousands of high-speed football collisions, Michael takes him back to Holt Neuro in order to try. Michael also examines the seventeen-year-old daughter of one of his colleagues who appears to have suffered a concussion in a bathroom accident. But during the session, Michael begins to suspect that the injury was self inflicted.