Heading ball "changes brain"

Football players who frequently head the ball may experience changes similar to those in people with brain injury.

New research in the US used magnetic resonance imaging scanning (MRI) to look at the brains of 37 adult soccer players. The players – who had played for an average of 10 months a year over an average of 22 years – displayed similar neurological characteristics to people who have experienced traumatic brain injury. They also experienced memory difficulties, which are also associated with acquired brain injury. Read the full story in The Telegraph. 
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