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A note on concussion

I was surprised to see this headline. Actually, Ontario has a manual therapist (chiropractor) who does tackle concussions. If you follow up on this story there are many more details that could be discussed.

February 13, 2014  By David Ponsonby

Those who watch the English Premier League may have noted that the Chelsea goalkeeper wears a kind of helmet.

Industrial Tribunal did hand down a verdict that former West Bromwich
Albion and England striker, Jeff Astle, suffered Alzheimer’s as the
result of his professional career as a footballer.

striker (Ray Kennedy of Arsenal and Liverpool) developed Young Onset
Parkinson’s Disease although the link has not been proven (rather like
Muhammad Ali).

In Canadian terms, why is George Chuvalo still vibrant when he was beaten to a pulp by Ali?


soccer, ball technology has advanced tremendously in the latter half of
the 20th century. In particular, the ball is likely to weigh the same
and behave consistently at the end of the game, as at the beginning, a
saving of probably 1 lb (0.5kg) over older, more natural leather

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