CTE expert encouraged by MLB’s actions in aftermath of Ryan Freel diagnosis

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December 17th, 2013

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Chris Nowinski, School of Medicine, Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy

On the same day he told a grieving family why a father and husband and son might have killed himself, Chris Nowinski found a measure of solace in knowing he may have helped prevent many more from doing the same…

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“Home-plate collisions were a lot of fun to watch when we didn’t think there were consequences down the road. But I think it was a very responsible decision for everyone in baseball. They did this before there was knowledge of any CTE cases in baseball. It’s nice to see what we’ve learned in the research embraced.”

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