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Willie Mitchell plans to donate brain to science
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03-10-2011, 10:12 PM
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Barstow, CA
Probert donated his brain, and Primeau plans to.
Researchers at Boston University said Thursday that Probert had the degenerative brain disease Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy. The disease was found through analysis of brain tissue donated by Probert.
Dani Probert said her husband showed a mental decline in his 40s, displayed new and growing problems with short-term memory, attention and a short temper. Those are all symptoms consistent with those showed by other athletes with CTE.
During the last year of Probert's life, Dani Probert said her husband told her he thought he had three or four "significant concussions." But when talking about "getting his bell rung," which the institute says is a concussion by definition, Probert told his wife that his total jumped to "over a dozen."
This article is a great read. Pretty scary stuff if you're someone whose suffered multiple concussions.
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