Many fans of professional football and hockey are thrilled when players deliver bone-crushing hits to their opponents. However, there are often serious health consequences in collision sports about which most casual fans hear little. A recent article in the New York Times reported that doctors from Boston University’s School of Medicine found another former National Football League player died from a brain injury called chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer player Tom McHale died in May 2008 at 45, from repeated head trauma. He is the sixth such NFL player known to have died from CTE.
CTE is a progressive condition that results from repetitive head trauma and can bring on dementia in people in their 40s or 50s. The condition is often associated with former boxers. On McHale, doctors used techniques that can only be administered after a patient dies. Doctors have identified CTE in all six NFL veterans between ages 36 and 50 who have been tested for the condition, further evidence of the dangers of improperly treated brain trauma in football.
These findings underscore the need for anybody suffering with a possible traumatic brain injury, whether it be apparently mild or severe, to seek immediate medical treatment. Concussions are very often the underlying injury that lead to CTE. Such injuries can occur in Car Accident “>traffic accidents or contact sports at all skill levels.
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