Her Son Had Never Been Diagnosed With A Concussion. His Autopsy However Showed He’d Had CTE
Following the death of her 24-year-old son, Kimberly Archie of Los Angeles is suing a youth sports league. Archie, along with fellow mom Jo Cornell of San Diego, allege the league was negligent in protecting their kids' brain health.
Moms Sue Youth Football League After Kids Diagnosed With CTE
[Kimberly] Archie believes her son's CTE stems from his years playing Pop Warner football and she's sued the youth sports' league, along with Jo Cornell of San Diego. Cornell's son Tyler was diagnosed with CTE after his suicide at age 25. (Faust, 1/31)
The New York Times:
Hits To The Head May Result In Immediate Brain Damage
When a teenager is hit in the head, his brain can begin to show signs, within days, of the kind of damage associated with degenerative brain disease, according to an unsettling new study of young men and head injuries. The findings, which also involve tests with animals, indicate that this damage can occur even if the hit does not result in a full-blown concussion. (Reynolds, 1/31)