You don’t see it. There’s no blood, no pain. Even though players may not be immediately affected, we’re learning that those thousands of hits provoke neurogenerative disease, such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).Dr. Ann McKee explains.
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Ann McKee, MD is the chief neuropathologist for the Framingham Heart Study and the Boston University-based Centenarian Study. She is also the chief neuropathologist for the Boston-based Veterans Administration Medical Centers and for the Sports Legacy Institute.