GMS Faculty, CTE Center Director Ann McKee, MD, Interviewed on Ex-NFL Player CTE Research and Findings

BU Finds CTE in Nearly 92 Percent of Ex-NFL Players Studied
The Brink; February 7, 2023

Photo: Philadelphia Eagles' C.J. Gardner-Johnson catches a pass during practice at the NFL football team's training facility, Friday, Feb. 3, 2023, in Philadelphia. A Black man wearing a dark green and white Eagles' football uniform and helmet catches a football in his hands.
Philadelphia Eagles’ C.J. Gardner-Johnson during practice at the NFL football team’s training facility in Philadelphia. The Eagles play the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LVII on Sunday. Photo by Matt Slocum via AP

The latest report by the Boston University CTE Center has diagnosed 345 former NFL players with chronic traumatic encephalopathy, out of 376 former players who were studied, a rate of 91.7 percent. The Brink spoke with CTE Director, chief of neuropathology at VA Boston Healthcare System and GMS faculty Anne McKee, PhD about the findings and her perspective on the future of American football.

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