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NFL and Harvard Team up for $100M Injury Study

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Kamilah Howard5 years ago

According to a report by CNN News, the National Football League Players Association is working with the NFL to secure funding for a $100 million medical study aimed to shed light on the illnesses and injuries plaguing professional football players in America.

Sports-related illnesses and injuries, specifically brain injuries, have received mainstream attention in recent years as their long-term effects have become more evident.

Details of NFLPA-Harvard Proposal

  • NFL players have reported a number of problems stemming from their athletic careers, including chronic joint pain, arthritis, heart problems, diabetes, and even brain disease.
  • This prompted the NFL Players Association to propose a comprehensive injury study, the first of its kind.
  • According to the proposal, the funds will allow researchers to figure out how to “diagnose, treat and prevent” player’s illness and diseases.
  • The study will follow of 100 unhealthy players and 100 healthy players over seven years.
  • Under the arrangement, the player’s portion of league revenues will fund the research project.

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