- Sep 29, 2006
- AFL Club
Travis Tuck's family have allowed his brain to be used for research purposes.It relies on former footballers and their families being prepared to donate their brains to "brain bank" researchers following their death.
It's part of the problem with CTE - it's received so little coverage and there's so little awareness, I wonder how many former footballers in Australia even know they can have their brain analysed after they die and potentially help future footballers? (Which, in a lot of cases, might help out the deceased persons family. I think of how many footballers have become pieces of sh*t after their careers and wonder how much was really them and how much was brain injury caused by repetitive head knocks. .)
I know a couple of rugby league players have committed their brains to research, just as Danny Frawley had made it known that he'd committed his brain to research a few years ago - but I don't know whether any from those codes have had their brains analysed after dying.