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Old football injuries found decades later in brain images
Dr. Michael L. Johnson writes: Following a mild stroke several years ago, my doctor ordered imaging studies of my brain. These studies found evidence of bilateral brain injuries sustained from concussions when playing football when I was in high school. In the late 1950s, the helmets were less well padded, and as a second-string defensive lineman, I was a “practice dummy” for more athletically gifted teammates and competitors.