A study by the nation’s largest brain bank found evidence of a degenerative brain disease in 76 of 79 former football players it examined.
The NCAA agreed Tuesday to settle a class-action head-injury lawsuit by creating a $70 million fund to diagnose thousands of current and former college athletes to determine if they suffered brain trauma playing football, hockey, soccer and other contact sports.
To many-a-fan’s dismay, some players were noticeably ‘out of it’ and even collapsed after sustaining a head injury during play. While getting injured is something that can happen in any sport, certain protocols need to be followed to ensure player safety.
According to a Canadian study of almost 3000 teenagers, 20% of them said they had traumatic brain injury.