Did repeat concussions in rugby cause Joost's MND?

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Poster for Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis, a revealing documentary featuring never-before-seen neurological findings related to rugby and soccer players.
Poster for Head Games: The Global Concussion Crisis, a revealing documentary featuring never-before-seen neurological findings related to rugby and soccer players.

A new American study suggests that people who participate in contact sports during their school years may be at an elevated risk of developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a condition associated with a progressive deterioration of brain function in later life.

Growing awareness

In the past, the potentially brain-damaging impact of contact sports was predominantly linked to the most punishing of disciplines, like boxing.

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