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Is your child at risk of brain injury from playing football or rugby?

By The Guardian on 02/05/2018

"... Since the case of Jeff Astle, the former West Bromwich Albion footballer who died of a degenerative brain disease in 2002, the potential risks of heading have come under intensive scrutiny. The coroner cited “industrial disease” as the cause of Astle’s death. At about the same time, Bennet Omalu, the forensic pathologist played by Will Smith in the film Concussion, was establishing a link between the sudden death of NFL player Mike Webster and a form of brain disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), that had previously been associated only with boxers. ..."

Read the entire article: https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2018/feb/05/is-your-child-at-risk-of-brain-injury-from-playing-football-or-rugby