Concussion Expert Responds to Brain Damage Study in Deceased NFL Players: "Head Injuries Still Largely Misunderstood"
According to new research, a shocking 99 percent of deceased NFL players’ brains tested displayed evidence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a neurodegenerative disease found in individuals with repeated head trauma1. While many of these former athletes competed when the typical reaction to head trauma would be to “shake it off” and remain in the game, head injuries are still largely misunderstood, as noted by a concussion expert at NYIT College of Osteopathic Medicine (NYITCOM).
“Contrary to popular belief, only 10 percent of concussion patients experience a loss of consciousness,” says Hallie Zwibel, D.O., director, Center for Sports Medicine and assistant professor at NYITCOM.
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