Former footballers are approximately three and a half times more likely to die from neurodegenerative disease than the general population, according to a new study.
A study commissioned by the Football Association and the Professional Footballers’ Association published on Monday has established a link between football and dementia, 17 years after Jeff Astle died with what a coroner described as an “industrial injury”.
Ryan Giggs and Daniel James have been heavily criticised by brain injury charity Headway over their handling of an apparent concussion incident during Sunday night’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Croatia.
Concerns have been raised over the return of players after a head impact, following the Steve Smith incident at Lord’s.
Brain injury charity Headway has again called for boxing to be banned after the death of Russian Maxim Dadashev.