Repeated Concussions Linked to Lou Gehrig's Disease

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    It appears that there has now been a link established between repeated concusions and and the devastating and so far unstoppable Lou Gehrig's disease (ALS). One more reason to be serious about addressing the issue in the NFL. The NFL, because of these new findings are considering aid to former NFL players with this diagnosis.

    Did concussions play role in Lou Gehrig's disease?
     
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    Newsflash: muscular, athletic, grown men smashing their heads together is not healthy. :secret:
     
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    Did Glenn Montgomery have a history of concussions?
     
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    All fans should watch it, to appreciate what many NFL players may have to deal with........and not always in their later years.
     
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    There is no doubt, if you followed his career.........he was a tough little mutha.

    McClain from the Chronicle

     
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    It comes on again on HBO2 Saturday September 4 at 5 pm central time
     
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    It would be interesting if Steve Young and Troy Aikman would volunteer for annual neurological evaluations. Those guys are definitely "high risk".
     


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    The segment is on HBO2 right now.
     
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    Lou Gehrig went to Columbia on a football scholarship and played fullback. I'm guessing he might have received a concussion or two with the stellar headgear they had back then.
     
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    He had 6 documented bean balls leading to unconsciousness.
     

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