96% Of Deceased NFL Players Test Positive For Chronic Brain Condition

In case you hadn’t heard…

New studies show 87 out of 91 deceased NFL players have tested positive for brain disease due to concussions and head trauma

Source: 96% Of Deceased NFL Players Test Positive For Chronic Brain Condition

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Author: brokenbrilliant

I am a long-term multiple (mild) Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI or TBI) survivor who experienced assaults, falls, car accidents, sports-related injuries in the 1960s, '70s, '80s, and '90s. My last mild TBI was in 2004, but it was definitely the worst of the lot. I never received medical treatment for my injuries, some of which were sports injuries (and you have to get back in the game!), but I have been living very successfully with cognitive/behavioral (social, emotional, functional) symptoms and complications since I was a young kid. I’ve done it so well, in fact, that virtually nobody knows that I sustained those injuries… and the folks who do know, haven’t fully realized just how it’s impacted my life. It has impacted my life, however. In serious and debilitating ways. I’m coming out from behind the shields I’ve put up, in hopes of successfully addressing my own (invisible) challenges and helping others to see that sustaining a TBI is not the end of the world, and they can, in fact, live happy, fulfilled, productive lives in spite of it all.

4 thoughts on “96% Of Deceased NFL Players Test Positive For Chronic Brain Condition”

  1. Hard shelled plastic helmets are the problem…they hammer the players , and the padding is none functional. It is the most ignorant design in sports medicine … Time for a change i sports headgear, for safety of players of all ages…!

    Thanks,
    G. Malcolm Brown

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