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Steeler Doc Says CTE "Rare Phenomena"

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Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a "rare phenomena" and youth football is safer than riding a bike or skateboard, a Pittsburgh Steelers neurosurgeon and NFL medical consultant said Wednesday in response to the retirement of San Francisco 49ers linebacker Chris Borland.

Borland told ESPN's "Outside the Lines" this week that he wants to protect himself from the risk of future brain injury. Appearing on NFL Network, Dr. Joseph Maroon -- who advises the NFL on head, neck and spine injury -- said the game "has never been safer" and downplayed the risk of CTE based on current data.

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What a maroon.... (sorry, couldn't help it)

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see the NFL is safe...

 

 

I bet he just retired so he can get away from that shithole team

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he did say "youth football" but I guess we're just gonna ignore that

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he did say "youth football" but I guess we're just gonna ignore that

Yep. Youth football is very safe. I've been at 30 or so youth games the past few years and I've never once seen a serious injury or even a concussion.

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I've seen a couple rough injuries in youth football, nothing major, but some rough ones. played it and helped coach it for a short time. never any head injuries though.

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I watched Tolbert almost kill Eric Reid.

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I watched Tolbert almost kill Eric Reid.

 

To be fair, that was 100% on Reid. Shoulda read the scouting report : ).

 

I think a young Thomas Davis ended a promising Green Bay rookie wide receiver's career in football.

TD has laid some impeccably nasty hits on people.  Aaron Rodgers cited a hit from him once as being the hardest hit he'd ever taken and was feeling it long into the playoffs.

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what kind of bicycle is he referencing?

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Damn, that's kind of disturbing

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How the hell does he know?  No one really knows yet.  There is still a ton of research to be done.

 

But I am going to go out on a limb here and say bashing your head hundreds of times isn't a good thing.

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He said that YOUTH football is safer than riding a bike or skateboarding, not 6'5 240 lb men coliding with each other at sub-4.4 speeds.

 

Read what he said.

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