christianmordi
2 years ago1,000+ Views
The issue of CTE is one that is shaking the world of football to it's core at the moment.
The more research that is done on the topic, the more we see the long term effects football could potentially have on the brain.
Recently we got a shocking discovery, as former New York Giants safety Tyler Sash was found to have an extraordinarily high level of CTE when he died in September at age 27, The New York Times reported Tuesday.
The CTE scale rates severity from 0 to 4. Sash had progressed to Stage 2, about the same stage Junior Seau was at when he committed suicide at age 43, the Times reports.
Sash suffered multiple concussions during his two-year career with the Giants, in which he played in 23 games over the 2011 and '12 seasons. The Times also reported that Sash dealt with "confusion, memory loss and minor fits of temper" that affected his ability to find meaningful employment after he was released by the Giants in 2013.

Is The NFL Doing Enough To Protect Players From CTE?

Do you think Football will lose it's popularity due to this serious injury issue?

10 comments
Suggested
Recent
@RodneyYoung I think it's really hard to find what the border line is....different players are going to have different bodies so for some, it could be safe, while for others, it could be fatal.
how about checking CTE in boxers, hockey players, and other high impact contact sports as well...I bet the numbers are intriguing
@rodneyyoung I used to play football and I agree, they are doing ALOT more to help with concussions, but more still can and will be done. I still think they need to find a better helmet as well. It's gotten much better but needs to improve more. Also I see a lot of players on the field with one strap loose on the helmet, how does that make sense?
@rodneyyoung yeah these hits are strong but by the new rules a lot of them are legal. The problem is that these body rocking hits, while not directly to the head still effect the head because of the jerk of the body
@Bobs That's a good idea as well!
View more comments
9
10
4