What if NFL Could Diagnose CTE Before Death?

What if NFL Could Diagnose CTE Before Death?

“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.

 

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