Sports Head Injuries; More Concern

Study Finds Student Athletes Without Concussion Symptoms Remain At Risk.

The Indianapolis Star (10/8, Newell) reports that a new study published online this week in the Journal of Neurotrauma has determined that high school football players “may be damaging their brains even if they have not been diagnosed with a concussion.” After examining the helmets of 21 Lafayette Jefferson High School players, Purdue researchers discovered that whenever sub-clinical concussions are not recognized, “the athletes are potentially at risk for additional, more serious concussions and other brain illnesses,” including early onset Alzheimer’s disease, chronic depression, and chronic traumatic encephalopathy.

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