Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a progressive chronic disease in the brain that is found in people with a history of continual brain trauma, is often found in athletes. CTE has been a well covered and controversial issue at the professional football level, but has attracted less media coverage in other contact sports despite frequent cases. […]
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A new study on brain injuries and football reveal that even one season of youth football can result in brain damage. A study presented Monday at a meeting of the Radiological Society of North America found that head impacts in a single year of football can affect the brain’s effectiveness in “gray matter pruning,” or clearing out dead synapses. […]
The former Syracuse standout and Atlanta Falcon never shied away from acknowledging the dangers of football. Now, 22 years after 60 Minutes first met him, Green is suffering from a fatal ailment he may have seen coming. Read more at www.cbsnews.com.
As his helmet collided violently with his opponent’s shoulder, Luke Kuechly looked like a life-size bobblehead doll. In an instant, the Carolina Panthers star linebacker suffered yet another concussion. His season, and perhaps career, was in jeopardy. Read more at theconversation.com