“It’s scary to think I may have CTE.” — Detroit Lions linebacker DeAndre Levy
Imagine the impact on the NFL, and the sports community at large, when the day comes that there’s a definitive test to diagnose chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) in the living.
Players such as Levy might not have to guess whether repetitive head trauma thought to be a root cause of CTE has left them with a brain illness that could affect them for the rest of their lives.
A CTE test might provide the answers — hopefully in step with treatment that makes a difference.
That day can’t get here soon enough.