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Hard Knocks

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Hard Knocks

By Quentin McDermott and Clay Hichens

 

They've been called modern day gladiators and each year football players get bigger, faster and they hit harder. Getting hurt may be part of the game, but reporter Quentin McDermott looks at the latest research on head and brain injury. He reveals there is growing evidence that footballers young and old could be suffering long term brain damage.

 

It's a story that has implications for anyone who pulls on a football boot, from pros to primary schoolers. A prominent neurosurgeon tells Four Corners he is so concerned about what he's seeing that when it comes to school children there's a clear rule:

 

"I personally would say three significant concussions, three strikes and you're out."

References and further information

The original article was produced by  Four Corners.

 

For the rest of the article, visit the Four Corners website.

http://www.abc.net.au/4corners/stories/2012/05/10/3499950.htm

 

 

 

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