CTE found in brain of B.C. bull rider

Metro Canada (Vancouver) - - METRO SPORT - Jen St. de­nis

An ex­am­i­na­tion of the brain of a pro­fes­sional bull rider from Mer­ritt, B.C. shows that Ty Poz­zobon suf­fered from chronic trau­matic en­cephalopa­thy (CTE), the re­sult of nu­mer­ous concussions dur­ing his rodeo ca­reer.

Poz­zobon killed him­self on Jan. 9. He was just 25 years old.

Poz­zobon’s fam­ily do­nated his brain to the Univer­sity of Wash­ing­ton’s School of Neu­ropathol­ogy Core. Two doc­tors ex­am­ined his brain and found that Poz­zobon had neu­ropatho­logic changes con­sis­tent with CTE. It’s the first con­firmed case of CTE in a pro­fes­sional bull rider.

In a re­cent study, CTE was found in 99 per cent of de­ceased pro­fes­sional foot­ball play­ers whose brains had been do­nated for sci­en­tific study.

The con­di­tion, found in the brains of those who have suf­fered re­peated head in­juries and concussions, can cause mem­ory loss, con­fu­sion, im­paired judg­ment, and even­tu­ally pro­gres­sive de­men­tia, ac­cord­ing to the con­cus­sion legacy foun­da­tion.

Poz­zobon’s fam­ily said in a state­ment:

“Ty’s pass­ing has brought so much sor­row and pain to all, we hope ev­ery­one, specif­i­cally ath­letes, un­der­stand that we need to ed­u­cate each other with re­gards to head in­juries, both short and longterm im­pacts.

“Ty’s fam­ily be­lieves not to stop do­ing what you are pas­sion­ate about, but do it in a smarter way, and lis­ten to both what the med­i­cal pro­fes­sion­als tell you and what your body and mind are telling you.”

Yan­kees starter cc sa­bathia catches a bunt by roberto Perez dur­ing Game 5 of the ALds on Wed­nes­day night in cleve­land. New York won 5-2 and ad­vance to face the houston Astros in the Amer­i­can League cham­pi­onship se­ries.

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Ty Poz­zobon

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