Medical professionals say not enough information to connect CTE and Concussions

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RAPID CITY, SD (KOTA TV) - With football season approaching the talk of concussions starts to become a hot topic again and a recent study released regarding Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy is causes a stir.

After talking with medical professional, this study is bias because the donated brains were from people who thought they had CTE.

The doctors in KOTA Territory believe there is not enough conclusive evidence that proves that CTE is a direct result from concussion.
But they do say multiple concussions are not good for you.

Medical Director of Sports Medicine at Regional Health, Joshua Sole, says "We should continue to sit every kid, player, professional, or amateur out until they're fully recovered so that we can continue to monitor them for and the accumulation of head injuries and we know that that's where the real problem comes. It's not the first one, it's the second one that's not letting them rest and fully recover in the timetable they need to."

The world of football has undergone many changes to make sure that players' health is at the top of the priority list, including upgrades in equipment.

But that doesn’t mean they won’t get hurt.

Assistant Director of Athletics for Sports Medicine at South Dakota School of Mines & Technology, Brian Hardy, explains, “A lot of the helmet designs have become more scientific-based. A lot of the substances that they use within the helmets tell dissipate force have been researched a little, or a lot more. But all I can tell you in general is that helmets don't prevent concussions."

The trainer says the biggest problem they are seeing is these student athletes who get a head injury are having to study for a test the next day and we don't know what effects it can have on their studies.

Also football is not the only sport where you need to be worried about head injuries.