Friday, December 18, 2009

This Should Not Surprise Anyone

You know the recent news of concussions linked to brain damage and brain trauma in the NFL?  Now it's been connected to hockey.

Hockey is a violent sport, although not as overtly violent as boxing or football.  Men do square off in hockey and duke it out; in fact, there's at least one bruiser or enforcer on each team to take care of all the rough stuff.  There are crushing checks into the boards that bring a rise out of the fans and are catalogued in highlight reels as often as big football hits.

So, yes, it shouldn't surprise us that a hockey player should have "brain damage due to repeated head trauma."

Now let's see what the NHL does about this.

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