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Old 01-19-2020, 09:33 AM
robj144 robj144 is offline
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Originally Posted by SoCalSurf View Post
CTE is a functional injury, not a structural one. In other words, there is almost no visual damage to the skull as a result of a concussion. Yet the brain can be damaged immensely. The portion of the brain that is damaged would dictate what cognitive deficiencies a player may experience (i.e., motor skill function vs. reasoning and decision-making).

Currently, there is more that specialists don't know about CTE than what they do know. Hopefully that changes over time, and soon.
I could be wrong, but I believe he meant the exterior of the brain, not the skull.
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