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Researchers Link Heading In Soccer to Degenerative Brain Disease

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Researchers have linked soccer and brain disease. They say a move that many kids do on the field could contribute to lasting injuries.

CTE is a degenerative brain disease linked to repeated blows to the head. Typically, it’s been found in football players and boxers, but now a soccer player has become the first in his sport to be publicly named with the disease.

Even more frightening, the condition can’t be diagnosed until after the person has died, CBS 2’s Alice gainer reported Friday.

Heading the ball is a big part of the game of soccer.

But it can be jarring, even deadly.  Read the rest of the story from CBS New York here.

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