Can Will Smith’s next movie do for football what An Inconvenient Truth did for climate change? Concussion, set to be released in cinemas on December 25th, looks at the real-life research of doctor Bennet Omalu, who discovered a neuro-degenerative disease caused by repeated head trauma in the brains of two former NFL pros — Dave Duerson and Andre Waters. The disease, known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE, can present with symptoms such as memory loss and depression, and in the case of Duerson and Waters, both men later committed suicide.
Source: James Vincent, The Verge
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