Of the 202 brains, 177, or nearly 90 percent, were diagnosed with CTE. And there was a pattern: Those who had played football longer were more likely to have worse brain damage. Among the former NFL players in the sample, 99 percent had CTE. This suggests the effects of brain trauma on CTE are cumulative.Feb…
5 Most Common Injuries Suffered In The NFL Knee. According to the physical therapy site SimpleTherapy.com, knee injuries were the most common type of injury suffered by NFL players last year, accounting for more than 20 percent of all injuries. Ankle. Upper Leg. Shoulder. Head. Aug 27, 2015
The dangers of professional football is a hot topic. Studies have found high rates of concussions, traumatic brain injuries, and a serious brain disorder called chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in former players. These injuries can have terribly debilitating effects.
But playing football isn’t without its risks. According to the National High School Sports-Related Injury Surveillance Study, more than 500,000 high school football injuries occurred between the 2014 and 2015 school year. The cons of playing football Ankle sprains. Hamstring injuries. Meniscus tears. Concussions.
COMMON INJURIES IN FOOTBALL PLAYERS Traumatic Injuries. Knee injuries in football are the most common, especially those to the anterior or posterior cruciate ligament (ACL/PCL) and to the menisci (cartilage of the knee). Concussions. Football players are very susceptible to concussions. Overuse Injuries. Heat Injuries.