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Posts Tagged ‘CTE in football’

By On February 21st, 2019

CTE may start developing as early as high school

Because it takes so long for the telltale symptoms to appear, many think of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) as something that is only a concern for older athletes or veterans. This is furthered by the fact that CTE can only be officially diagnosed in autopsies after death. Despite this, researchers from Boston University School of…

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By On May 30th, 2018

Former Ravens running back shares what it’s really like living with permanent brain trauma

For many former professional football players, the question surrounding their future isn’t if chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) will affect their lives. The question is when it will start destroying their memory, make them quicker to lose their temper, and when the suicidal thoughts will begin. At just 38 years old, former Ravens running back Jamal…

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By On November 17th, 2017

CTE confirmed in a living person for the first time

For the first time in history, researchers say they have confirmed a chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) diagnosis in a living person. The specific athlete highlighted in the study was unnamed, but since its publishing, lead author Dr. Bennet Omalu has confirmed that he and colleagues have confirmed that former NFL player Fred McNeill was living…

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By On November 10th, 2017

Aaron Hernandez had severe form of CTE never seen in someone his age

When researchers announced they had founds of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, they noted that he showed signs of severe damage to his brain. However, even they underestimated just how severe the situation was. Speaking at a medical conference Thursday, researchers at Boston University revealed that Hernandez…

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By On January 31st, 2017

Mel Farr, Former NFL Star and Businessman, Had Stage 3 CTE

Two years after his death, another football great has joined the list of former NFL players to show signs of severe chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) when he died. According to a report from ESPN’s “Outside the Lines,” former Detroit Lions running back Mel Farr had Stage 3 CTE at the time of his death in…

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