Some people in Florida may be aware that concussions and brain injuries suffered by players in the National Football League have been under scrutiny recently. A recent study found that over 40 percent of the former players that were checked had more brain damage than other healthy males of a similar age. Over half also had completing goals, and over 40 percent also had memory or attention problems.
People who play football are put at more risk to suffer traumatic brain injuries, which over time can cause more significant problems such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Another issue is that this brain damage can occur even if the player was not diagnosed with a concussion. The repeated lighter hits can cumulate over time and cause bigger problems later on.