Senator Blumenthal Calls On NHL To Fund Concussion Study; NHL's Response: It's 'Media Hype'

Senator Blumenthal Calls On NHL To Fund Concussion Study; NHL’s Response: It’s ‘Media Hype’

HARTFORD — U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal called for the National Hockey League and its commissioner Gary Bettman Monday to fund research into concussions and brain trauma and the connection to chronic traumatic encephalopathy, commonly known as CTE.

Speaking outside the XL Center where the Hartford Wolf Pack play, Blumenthal, former Connecticut attorney general, joined Dr. David Wang, a physician at the Connecticut Children’s Medical Center who specializes in treating and researching sports-related concussions, and Paige Decker, a former Yale ice hockey player who suffered a career-ending concussion in 2013, in calling for more research and advocacy. Read More

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