Recently McKee’s published study in the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that of 202 brains of former football players, 177 had CTE. Dr. McKee also served as the pathologist for the study of Aaron Hernandez’s brain. Hernandez, the former Patriot, was a convicted murderer serving a life sentence for killing his friend. Hernandez ended his life six months into his sentence. The autopsy revealed that Hernandez had advanced CTE.
The fight over high school football is ongoing, after all it’s the American sport. The reality is that the American sport exposing athletes to high risks of brain injury which may not appear until later in life. We know how boxing has lost it’s fan base and we readily acknowledge the risk of that sport, but somehow football remains immune from players, parents, coaches, fans and school officials accepting the risks of football.
We have been writing on this blog for some time about Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE and its relationship to multiple concussions. As we know from the airing of The League of Denial, the diagnosis in the early days was considered controversial and Dr. Omalu’s identification of the problem was seriously questioned by the NFL-linked […]
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- FDA approves blood test that promises to diagnose brain traumaFebruary 15, 2018
- Defending gold medalist backs out of Olympics after head injuryFebruary 13, 2018
April 4, 2012: 11:30am- 1:00pm
Colleen Ayers, LPC, LADC
“Bridges Out of Poverty”
May 2, 2012: 11:30am- 1:00pm
To Be Determined