Thursday, March 03, 2011

CTE found in Probert's brain tissue

CTE found in Probert's brain tissue
By IRA PODELL, AP Hockey Writer – Thu Mar 3, 1:08 pm ET

"Bob Probert knew the fierce pounding he dished out and received over 16 seasons as an NHL enforcer was taking its toll as he got older. That's why he wanted his brain to be analyzed once he died.

Even though heart failure ultimately ended his life last July at age 45, Probert also was living with a damaged brain.

It is good that they are doing more research into brain injuries related to sports. Hopefully there are more athletes signing up for this program.

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