Junior Seau’s CTE Confirmed


Junior Seau, the NFL player who committed suicide following problems with depression, cognition and sleeping, has been confirmed as having Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE as a result of multiple concussions from his football career. His family debated on allowing the examination of his brain but consented to the study. Seau’s confirmed CTE adds another professional football player to the growing list of players with CTE and other neurological, behavioral and cognitive symptoms associated with multiple concussive injuries.

Football, hockey, boxing and even soccer present a risk for brain injury. We need to focus on prevention, early recognition of concussion and the effective management of concussion to prevent further injury. Among the athletes living with CTE and the neurological signs of multiple injuries we need to provide them with assessment and treatment to avoid the tragedies that have marked the end of the lives of many athletes.

Click here to read about Junior Seau and CTE.

Taglines: Junior Seau, CTE, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, Mild TBI, Multiple Concussions, Neurological signs of CTE, CTE and the NFL

About Rolf Gainer Ph.D.

Dr. Rolf Gainer is the founder of the Neurologic Rehabilitation Institute at Brookhaven Hospital in Tulsa, Oklahoma as well as the Neurological Rehabilitation Institute of Ontario, in Toronto, Canada. Dr. Gainer is a psychologist with more than twenty-five years of experience in the treatment and rehabilitation of individuals with brain injuries and a dual diagnosis. Dr. Gainer has designed and operated innovative rehabilitation programs in the United States and Canada for individuals who have been regarded as difficult to serve. He is currently involved in conducting two outcome studies related to the long-term issues faced by individuals with brain injuries and a dual diagnosis. He has presented papers throughout the United States and Canada in many professional conferences and educational forums.

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