Sunday, May 15, 2011

Boogaard Family Donating Brain For CTE Exam

((HT: MyFoxTwinCities))

The New York Post reported Saturday that Derek Boogaard had been receiving counseling in the NHL's substance abuse and behavioral health program in the weeks prior to his death, but there is no indication there were any immediate problems.

According to the Minneapolis Star-Tribune, Boogaard's family has now signed paperwork to send his brain to researchers at Boston Univiersity, where research is being done at the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy.

"They just felt like this is something that needed to be done," said Michael Russo, hockey reporter for the Star Tribune. "Brain trauma is big in pro sports. ... Derek had a season-ending concussion and multiple in his career."
Here's the update...

Family to Donate Boogaard's Brain to Docs:

Currently, there is no evidence to suggest that Boogaard suffered any syptoms that would lead to CTE.

MO\ore when we know more...

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