Experts find CTE case in football


NEW YORK: A degenerative brain disease linked to repeated blows to the head has been found in a US semi-professional football player who died in April, the New York Times reported on Thursday.  Researchers at Boston University and VA Boston Healthcare System who have diagnosed many cases of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) said 29-year-old Patrick Grange showed damage on a level usually found in American football players. CTE has been diagnosed in boxers for many years, in American football players and ice hockey players more recently and last December for the first time in a baseball player. Symptoms of CTE include depression, memory loss, progressive dementia and impulse control disorders.


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