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Ex-NFL star working on ‘intercellular’ helmet to curb concussions, CTE Read more: https://www.upi.com/Ex-NFL-star-working-on-intercellular-helmet-to-curb-concussions-CTE/2511545783194/#ixzz5bTeDUlYM

Nick Lowery says the movie Concussion accurately portrays brain injuries and the toll they take on players in the National Football League.The former All-Pro kicker watched numerous friends and teammates debilitated by concussions, including friend Mike Webster, who was found to have Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy and died at age 50.

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CTE: Not Just a NFL Concern, but a Sports Concern

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. CTE is not an issue to take lightly, since it is a damaging brain injury that can take an athlete’s independence, personality and life away.

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