CTE on the Brain

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  • CTE Symptoms
  • Diagnosing CTE
  • Concussions and Brain Trauma
  • The State of NFL Players’ Mental Health
  • Suicide and CTE
  • Black Athletes and CTE
  • CTE in the News
  • What Is CTE?
  • What CTE Does to the Brain

Concussions and Brain Trauma

A concussion is an injury to the brain that is caused by a severe blow to the head or body or by falling hard on the ground. Most people recover from a concussion in a matter of days, for others it might take weeks or months. It’s believed that repetitive concussions play a factor in a player developing CTE. 

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