Shocking CTE Report Emerges a Year After The Death of 2x Pro Bowler NFL Vet

Published 03/01/2023, 4:43 PM EST

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Nobody in the football fraternity, not even the top dawgs of the NFL, can deny the scary dangers of playing football. While the brutal physicality of football is what makes it entertaining, it is also what makes it so dangerous. The last season saw situations where players have gone on to scarily collapse on the field. They’ve had injuries that would make one think twice before stepping onto the field. Tua Tagovailoa’s injury was one such example. The quarterback’s injury ended up scaring the whole league. Furthermore, recent reports about a famous veteran went viral.

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After a celebrated veteran of the game passed away, a shocking report of his health was made public. His reports showcased shocking evidence that coincided with previous information about CTE.

The shocking reports of an NFL veteran

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NFL veteran and sportscaster, Irv Cross passed away more than two years ago. However, a researcher at Boston University had taken up the duty to research the late footballer’s condition. As per People, Cross had been diagnosed with CTE while he was alive. After his diagnosis, he went on to further the cause for research and donated his body to science.

After his passing, researchers at Boston University discovered that he had one of the most severe stages of CTE. The researchers shared their findings and mentioned that the Cross was part of a group that researchers at Boston University had been researching beforehand.

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The research in question also revealed some scary information about the chances of getting CTE while players played in the league.

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The abundance of CTE in the league

The Boston University research went on to reveal the high chances of getting CTE if players played at the highest level. The study indicated that there is a 91.7% occurrence rate among NFL players getting CTE. The study went on to take into consideration 376 former NFL players. Out of the 376 players studied,  Cross happened to be one of them. Furthermore, the news of the abundance of CTE has spread like wildfire and has gotten fans to raise questions about the actual viability of the game.

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With such scary information being made public, the fraternity of pro football is going to be under a huge microscope. It only remains to be seen how the league will decide to tackle the problems of CTE and the rising concern about safety that has risen.

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Aditya Rajput

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Aditya Rajput is an NFL writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing a Bachelor's degree in Psychology and Advertising and Branding from FLAME University. His favorite player is Tom Brady, the best quarterback to play the game in his opinion, but his favorite team is Brady's Super Bowl kryptonite, the New York Giants.
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