Mar 03

The Blitz Special Edition 3/3/17 Concussions & CTE

The Blitz - Concussions & CTE
Today’s biggest headline grabber is the NHL’s most recent attempts to discredit the science of concussions and CTE, and because of this, I decided to put out a special edition of the Blitz to focus on this important issue. Β The sports leagues need to realize that people are watching, and moreover, that they care, and in that vein, please consider re-tweeting items you feel are important or sharing articles on Facebook or other social media platforms in order to insure that coverage of this doesn’t slip through the cracks. Β In this issue I’ve tried to round up some recent essential information. Β Pass it on.

πŸ’NHL seeks to deny concussion/CTE link with sports related head trauma:

While the NHL’s been trying to avoid damages in a class-action lawsuit for a while, hiring their own Exponent-style “expert” who seeks to discredit the work of researcher such as Dr. Bennet Omalu and Dr. Ann McKee, I found these tweets by TSN’s Rick Westhead shocking. – (Note – Westhead’s been on top of this lawsuit from the beginning and is a phenomenal source of info in that regard.)

NFLCSFacts located the study:
(And compared it to another study we’re all aware of)

Law360’s Zach Zagger covered BU researcher Dr. Ann McKee’s Response:

Dr. Bennet Omalu addressed the NHL’s aggressive attacks on CTE research earlier this month:

🏈Here’s some recent and relevant concussion discussion as it relates to the NFL:

Concussions are also a concern in other sports: