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NFL Players Only - List of NFL players with chronic traumatic encephalopathy - Netflix
A large number of former American football (NFL) players have been diagnosed with or have had chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE. A definitive diagnosis so far can be made only post-mortem. However, an increasing number of former players are reporting symptoms of CTE.
NFL Players Only - Former players with CTE confirmed post-mortem - Netflix
A definitive test currently can be made only by examining the brain tissue of a deceased victim. As the families of many deceased players wish to keep their medical information private, the following list is incomplete. A brain injury study conducted at the Boston University School of Medicine showed that 33 of 34 players tested post-mortem showed clear signs of CTE, and additional players have so far been confirmed with CTE separately. A new list released in November 2016 mentions CTE in 90 of 94 brains of former and deceased NFL players. In July 2017, a new study showed that 110 of 111 brains examined showed signs of CTE.
NFL Players Only - References - Netflix