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NFL: Lions Blocker Donates Brain To Head Injury Research

Detroit Lions offensive tackle Emmett Cleary pledged Wednesday to donate his brain to the Concussion Legacy Foundation to help research into chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and other head injuries. CTE and other serious brain injury issues have nagged the NFL in recent years. Three Boston University studies on CTE this year included tests on 111 brains of deceased former NFL …

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Rugby, Concussion & Dementia: What Do We Do Next?

PARIS, FRANCE - FEBRUARY 13: Jonathan Sexton of Ireland leaves the pitch due to injury during the RBS Six Nations match between France and Ireland at the Stade de France on February 13, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Dan Mullan/Getty Images)

Concussion and head trauma is not a case of scare mongering, witch hunting or trying to turn fans and players away from a game; it’s a real threat with genuine consequences. The University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research revealed in 2009 that former NFL players were 19 times more likely to suffer from early onset of Alzheimer’s than the general public, and that there …

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