Break through in CTE brain trauma

TSN is reporting a prominent American neurosurgeon Dr. Julian Bailes says it is now possible to diagnose in living patients the brain wasting disease brought to prominence by several high profile cases in pro sports, calling it a game changer to identify CTE.

This may result in quite a few early retirements of athletes in Football and Hockey if they fine out they already have some CTE symptoms.

Selfishly fans may not be happy to see some players leave and for the players it may be a delicate balance between long-term health and their financial situation.

It would also really impact insurance coverage for leagues/players and the length of contracts in guaranteed contract leagues.