This powerful NYT article focuses on the life of ex-football player T.J. Abraham, who is dealing with dementia at age 42 following his playing career. As a lineman who played at the collegiate level, Abraham took thousands of hits to the head and estimated that he got his "bell rung” 70 times.
"Football’s threat to the brain now is less about concussions, those most catastrophic of head collisions, than repeated hits, the sheer repetitive smacking around of the brain inside the skull. Boston University’s C.T.E. center has estimated that the average college football player experiences 800-1,000 hits in a single season.”
At Q30, we have sponsored extensive clinical research behind the Q-Collar which has focused on the impact of repeated hits to the structure of athlete’s brains in football, soccer and hockey. Through the use of accelerometers, these studies showed that athletes sustained several hundred impacts of 20g’s or more over the course of a single season.
Learn more about the impact of repeated hits in sports, the science and research behind the Q-Collar, and how this product is helping to protect athlete’s brains against the impact of repeated sports-related impacts.