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Your Child’s Dream of Playing Pro Football May Not Be Such a Great Idea – Brain Injuries and Concussions

By Ryan E. Alekman, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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The Center for the Study of Traumatic encephalopathy (CSTE), at the Boston University School of Medicine is researching a type of brain damage called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). This type of brain injury is caused by concussions. Until recently, concussions were concerned invisible type of injuries that are associated with a jarring blow to the head that temporarily affects the senses. Occasionally, concussions lead to unconsciousness. Autopsies and studies have revealed the presence of CTE in former NFL players as well as even young players.

Many children dream of playing in the NFL. What is not seen on Sunday afternoon games is the lifelong injuries suffered by NFL, college, and even high school football players and athletes over a life time.

You can read more about the studies of CTE at Dead Athletes Autopsies Show Brain Damage from Concussions.