CTE draws major concern in medical community
KIRKSVILLE, Mo. —
In recent years, chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) has become a growing concern in the medical community.
It's the result of repetitive hits to the head and concussions, and football players like Junior Seau and Aaron Hernandez have suffered from the disease.
"It's a condition that happens to the brain that, which the cortices will shrink, so the outer portion of the brain will actually shrink over time. As a result, to brain injuries," said sports medicine physician Dr. Kevin Marberry.
CTE cannot be diagnosed until after someone has died, and there is no treatment for the disease.
For more with Dr. Marberry on the lasting impact of concussions click here.