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The Lancet Neurology: Post-concussion 'Return to Play' Decision for Footballers Should Be Made Solely by Doctors, Says New Editorial

Published: July 13, 2014.
By The Lancet


An editorial published today in The Lancet Neurology calls for sports authorities to take into consideration the long term neurological problems that repeated concussions can cause.

Cerebral concussion is the most common form of sports-related traumatic brain injury (TBI), and the long-term effects of repeated concussions may include dementia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and other neurological disorders, say the journal editors.

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