Most severe form of CTE likely caused ALS in Kevin Turner, doctors say

Most severe form of CTE likely caused ALS in Kevin Turner, doctors say

BOSTON — Dozens of times since beginning their work on the brains of former football players, boxers and military members who suffered repeated blows to the head, researchers have announced their findings with slides of damaged tissue. Researchers presented strong words about the danger of concussions and perhaps a call for sports officials to take the issue more seriously.

At a Boston University medical conference on Thursday, doctors put a human touch on the often clinical diagnoses, announcing to a room stocked with family members of CTE casualties that former Patriots and Eagles fullback Kevin Turner — the lead plaintiff in the NFL’s concussion lawsuit — also was a victim of the disease. Read More & Watch Video

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