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02-13-2013, 12:26 PM
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I don't think you can make that broad of a statement. If Crosby does have CTE, is it from the high hits he's received or from his few fights he's been in? For me, it's the high hits.
George McPhee was essentially a fighter in the league when he played and he fought some of the biggest heavyweights in his era. He's been a successful GM in the league and has been for a few years. I don't know him personally but I haven't heard of any symptoms for him like dementia, confusion or memory loss.
I guess we'll see if and when they start testing players and former players who are living but it is still going to be tough to say fighting is the cause of CTE.
I'm saying that everyone in the league with repeated concussions is highly likely to have CTE. We all know fighters get concussed often.
And people don't always have to exhibit symptoms of CTE to have it. It affects everyone differently.
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