Solomon, G. S., Kuhn, A. W., Zuckerman, S. L., Casson, I. R., Viano, D. C., Lovell, M. R., & Sills, A. K. (2016). Participation in Pre–High School Football and Neurological, Neuroradiological, and Neuropsychological Findings in Later Life. The American Journal of Sports Medicine, 44(5), 1106-1115. doi:10.1177/0363546515626164
A recent study found that an earlier age of first exposure (AFE) to tackle football was associated with long-term neurocognitive impairment in retired NFL players. The purpose of this study was to assess the association between years of exposure to pre-high school football and neuroradiological, neurological, and neuropsychological outcome measures in a different sample of retired NFL players.