Duerson Had Brain Damage
As Dave Duerson apparently feared, a medical examination of his brain found the telltale signs of a degenerative brain disease linked to taking repeated blows to the head, researchers at Boston University announced Monday
“Dave Duerson had the classic pathology of (the brain disease) and severe involvement of all the things that affect judgment, inhibition, impulse, mood control and memory,” said Dr. Ann McKee, a co-director of the Center for Study of Traumatic Encephalopthy at the Boston University School of Medicine, who examined Duerson’s brain for all types of abnormalities.
“He had pronounced changes in the amygdala and the hippocampus,” McKee, one of the world’s experts in the neuropathology of CTE, said Monday. “When you look at it microscopically, it’s undisputable.”
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Re: Duerson Had Brain Damage
That is a pretty sad end to a sad story. Hopefully some good will come of it for future players.