作者：amber_cy 来源：沪江论坛 2011-10-01 00:15
More Football Players Found to Suffer From Degenerate
On February 17 former Chicago Bears football player Dave Duerson killed himself with a gun shot to the chest.
Doctors later found that Duerson had a condition in common with more than 20 other dead football players in the U.S.: Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy or CTE, a degenerative disease linked to impulsive behavior, depression and dementia. And Duerson thought he had it. Which is why he took great care to leave his brain intact for study.
And concerns have been growing that the concussions and other head injuries that are common in the NFL might be to blame.
Last week the Canadian Sports Concussion Project announced the results from brain autopsies of four CFL football players. Bobby Kuntz, a former Toronto Argonaut and Jay Roberts, who played for the Ottawa Roughriders, showed classic signs of CTE. But Peter Ribbons, a Winnipeg Blue Bomber, and Tony Proudfoot, from the Montreal Alloettes, showed no signs. All four played when it was common to spear opponents with head-first tackles.
上周，加拿大运动性脑震荡项目宣布了4名CFL足球运动员的大脑解剖结果。前多伦多亚尔古队队员Bobby Kuntz和曾为渥太华野蛮骑士队踢球的Jay Roberts有典型的CTE症状。但是温尼伯蓝色轰炸机队的Peter Ribbons和蒙特利尔云雀队的Tony Proudfoot并无症状。这四位的共同特点都是用头部拦截对手的球。
The Canadian Project seeks more brain donations from former contact sport athletes. To try to find out why some seem able to avoid CTE, while others tragically are not.