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International Concussion and Head Injury Research Foundation

NFL to fund study on link between concussion, brain damage

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The National Football League said Saturday it will help fund new research on the suspected link between sports-related concussions and long-term brain degeneration. The agreement with the London-based International Concussion and Head Injury Research Foundation will focus on retired jockeys, who suffer far greater rates of brain trauma than even football players. The agreement came during daylong talks convened by the NFL in London involving representatives of 15 sports leagues, including the National Hockey League and World Rugby. The panel…

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