by Hana Walker-Brown
Brain Injury, Sport and Sacrifice.
A footballer dies of dementia, younger than he should
A 14-year old-rugby player is told to play on through multiple blows. He never wakes up from the last one
A scientist reveals a pattern of brain disease in NFL players and is discredited
A survivor of domestic abuse can't remember details when standing up in court
From the creator of the award-winning podcast A Beautiful Brain.
This is the story of the degenerative brain disease, Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE), concussive and sub-concussive trauma. It is also a story of power, of science and sport, and of the bodies that society deems worth sacrificing.
It is an investigation that explores the truth about concussion in sport and beyond it, from the social dynamics that send young men into violent sports, to the scientists searching for truth and the families living with consequences. This story belongs to those families.
Published: April 2022