Just One Season of Playing Football–Even Without a Concussion–Can Cause Brain Damage

August 8, 2019

(Science) – The familiar thudding soundtrack of football means nothing more to many fans than a well-executed game. But for neuroscience researchers, those sounds can signal something much darker: brain damage. Now, a new study shows playing just one season of college football can harm a player’s brain, even if they don’t receive a concussion.