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Coroner cites football as reason for brain injury

BMJ 2002; 325 doi: (Published 16 November 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;325:1133
  1. Lynn Eaton
  1. London

    The English Football Association and the Professional Footballers' Association are conducting a 10 year study into how heading a ball can affect the brain.

    It comes as a coroner's court ruled that professional footballer Jeff Astle, who died earlier this year at age 59, was likely to have had trauma to the front of his …

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