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NRL players’ concussion data sent to US for NFL comparison

Concussion data collected from 85 former NRL players has been sent over to the United States to be compared with data collected from retired NFL players, in the hope of identifying early signs of brain damage from contact sport.

Researcher Professor Christopher Levi told Macquarie Sports Radio‘s Cam Reddin this groundbreaking study is one of the most significant to involve Australian athletes.

A settlement with 5,000 former players saw the NFL agree to pay out $1 billion of compensation to help manage claims by those who were affected by concussion-related illnesses long into the future.

It was initially expected to take 20 years to spend all the money, but on latest count the money is half gone not even three years after the settlement.

Click below to hear the full interview and listen to the Weekend Warm-Up with Cam Reddin 4.00am-7.00am Saturday and Sunday mornings

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