Category: Chris Nowinski
Researchers at the Boston Unviersity Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy (BU CSTE), revealed today that Dave Duerson, a former NFL player who committed suicide in February at age 50, was suffering from moderately advanced case of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), a neurodegenerative disease linked to repeated brain trauma. Duerson played safety in the NFL for 11 seasons, for the Chicago Bears, NY Giants, and Phoenix Cardinals. He was named to four Pro Bowls and won two Super Bowls, with the Bears in 1986 and the Giants in 1991.
New York Times, 10/21/09:
“Concussion Trauma Risk Seen in Amateur Athlete” featuring Dr. Ann McKee and Chris Nowinski of the CSTE
The New Yorker, 10/19/09:
“Offensive Play: How different are dogfighting and football?” featuring Dr. McKee and Chris Nowinski of the CSTE
CNN.com, 1/27/09: “Dead athletes’ brains show damage from concussions”
featuring Dr. McKee and Chris Nowinski (print and video)