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Thursday 9th
posted by Morning Star in Sport

A MAJOR study assessing whether footballers are at greater risk of degenerative brain disease is ready to be launched as concerns grow about dementia in former players.

After an eight-month evaluation period, a research group will be appointed in the next few weeks to take on the most comprehensive study of its kind, jointly commissioned by the Football Association and Professional Footballers Association.

The group will set out to answer the complex question of whether the incidence of degenerative neurocognitive disease is more common in ex-professional footballers than in the normal population.

FA sources have rejected claims it was “swept under the carpet” and in March the governing body set out its plans to tackle the issue with the most comprehensive study done in this area by any organisation.




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