Her findings make sense. Gehrig played during a time when players didn't wear helmets while batting. Because brain injury diagnosis and treatments were still in an infantile stage compared to where we are now. Players of Gehrig's generation rarely took days off from injuries such as concussions. Gehrig was know to have had at least five severe head concussions during his playing days. Today however it is pretty common knowledge that the brain needs mental rest from all activity in order to recover.
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Dr. McKee's research is showing there is a direct correlation not only to Lou Gehrig's head injuries and his ultimate death at the hands of ALS but too many athletes over the years who have suffered traumatic brain injuries and have also gone on to show signs of ALS.
As Kansas and Missouri Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers we urge all victims of a head injury to get it checked out by your doctor and a nuerologist. Even the slightest bump to the head can lead to long term damage and serious brain illness, as Dr. McKee's research suggests.
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