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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