Evidence of brain damage from head injuries mounts
Autopsies focus on athletes
The most extensive examination to date of deceased athletes’ brains shows that most had signs of brain damage after repeated head injuries, including two high school football players who died in their teens. Being published Monday by Boston University School of Medicine researchers, the study reports on the autopsies of 85 brain donors, most of them professional athletes. It comes as concerns mount over the dangers of head injuries in contact sports and some call for banning tackle football for younger children.