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 1960’s and 1970’s football heroes are now old and aging. Some have passed away and a few have taken their own lives. Football in the 1960’s and 70’s allowed players to return to the game with concussions due to the lack of awareness of the long-term effects of multiple concussive injuries. It’s time that we take a look at these players and see how they’ve fared as they age.
The formative years in brain growth and development can be negatively affected by repetitive impacts to the brain. Football has been at the cross hairs of this problem due to it’s popularity and the early age at which football is introduced to children.
The results of a study by Dr. Ann McKee into the brains of deceased NFL football players was published in The Journal of the American Medical Association. Dr. McKee studied the brains of 202 deceased football players of which 111 played in the NFL and 110 showed signs of CTE.
Despite efforts to better identify and remove players who have experienced potential brain injuries during school sports, a new study shows many potentially injured athletes are choosing to continue playing even after experiencing possible concussions. According to a federal report released this week by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost 70 percent […]
Junior Seau is being inducted into the Football Hall of Fame. Unfortunately, his family has been prohibited from speaking at his induction. As football fans know, Junior Seau committed suicide in 2012 by shooting himself in the chest to preserve his brain much like Dave Duerson, another football player who struggled with the aftermath of […]
Judge Anita B. Brody has brought the lawsuit against the NFL by players to a conclusion. Of course, there could be an appeal, but pending that action the NFL could be soon settling claims filed by retired players. The original deal offered by the NFL was $675 million with players needing to demonstrate a connection […]
You would think that George Visger would be vehemently anti-football considering his multiple brain surgeries as a result of football-related concussions. But, instead Visger still loves football and just wants to make the sport safer to prevent other players from having to experience the life effects that he has from multiple concussions and subsequent surgeries. […]
To See How NRI Can Help
- FDA approves blood test that promises to diagnose brain traumaFebruary 15, 2018
- Defending gold medalist backs out of Olympics after head injuryFebruary 13, 2018
- 1 in 14 children have experienced head injuriesFebruary 9, 2018
- Female Olympians publicly pledge their brains to concussion and CTE researchFebruary 7, 2018
- Researchers find strongest evidence yet linking TBI to dementiaFebruary 1, 2018
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Colleen Ayers, LPC, LADC
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