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Junior Seau's Death After NFL: Is There a Brain Injury Link?

Editor’s Note:   While the death of Junior Seau is not strictly a pediatric story, perhaps we as therapists of our youth need to be more vocal about the potential dangers of football with the parents and guardians of our kiddos.

[Source:  ABC News]
The circumstances coming to light about the death of former NFL linebacker Junior Seau may highlight what some doctors see as a growing link between head trauma, mental illness and suicide, a connection that has come to the forefront of sports safety research in the last decade.
Seau was found dead from a gunshot wound to the chest at his home in Oceanside, Calif. Wednesday morning.
If Seau did indeed commit suicide, his death would bear a resemblance to that of other athletes in hard-hitting sports, including Chicago Bears football player Dave Duerson. Duerson shot himself in the chest in February of last year.
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