Football & Head Injuries: What the Brain Research Says

The up-and-coming professional football player Chris Borland, of the San Francisco 49ers, is now leaving the sport out of concern that a career in football would increase his risk of brain disease. But what types of neurological problems have been linked with football, and how might these arise?
On Monday, Borland announced he was retiring from football after studying the link between football head injuries and degenerative brain disease, and discussing his decision with friends, family members, concussion researchers and teammates, according to ESPN.
"From what I've researched and what I've experienced, I don't think it's worth the risk," Borland told ESPN.



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