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Posts Tagged ‘soccer and CTE’

By On August 10th, 2018

Latest Soccer Player Diagnosed With CTE Shows The Sport May Not Be The Safe Alternative To Football

For many young prospective athletes and their families, soccer has become the “safe” option. It isn’t built around the brutal hits that football is known for and the headlines haven’t been slamming the nation’s soccer league, Major League Soccer (MLS), for its handling of head injuries and the widespread development of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).…

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By On April 27th, 2018

Are “headers” worse than hits?

When it comes to brain injuries in sports, you’d think it is the big collisions you need to watch out for. However, a growing body of evidence suggests the smaller bumps – like “heading” a soccer ball – may be more dangerous. A new report, published in the journal Frontiers in Neurology, looked specifically at…

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By On February 16th, 2017

FIFA Downplays Risk of CTE in Soccer

In a statement issued today, the largest soccer organization in the world declared there is “no evidence” that ‘heading’ the ball is linked to an increased risk for brain disease. “To our very best knowledge, there is currently no true evidence of the negative effect of heading or other sub-concussive blows,” claimed FIFA. “Results from…

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