New study shows CTE in young athletes
As we start another football season, a reminder to parents to support their kids’ coaches if they pull them from a game after a hit to the head. We need to do everything we can to protect them from serious head injuries – especially after a recently released study from donated brain tissue that shows even men under 30 are developing Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE). Until now, we’ve known that athletes playing contact sports can develop CTE…and may eventually die from its effects. This new study proves that the pathology can begin as early as childhood/teens.