Former tackle football players with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the degenerative brain disease linked to repeated head hits, doubled their risk of developing the worst forms of the disease for each 5.3 years they played, according to a new study.
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Former University of Massachusett-Amherst goaltender says he rushed himself back after getting hit in 2015, risking his health and safety for the love of the game.
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According to the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Sports Medicine Concussion Program, “Between 1.7 and 3 million sports-and recreation-related concussions happen each year. Around 300,000 are football-related.”
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Two Marshall University professors have found the style of tackling by athletes could potentially reduce the risk for brain injury. Dr. Suzanne Konz and Dr. Zach Garrett are with the School of Kinesiology and are certified athletic trainers. They have been working on a pilot study for four years determining if the style of tackling in rugby has a lower force of impact than the style of tackling in football.
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