NHL commissioner refuses to believe there’s a link between concussions and CTE

July 27, 2016
The Washington Post

NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman continues to refute the link between concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disorder that can lead to mental health issues and even suicide. Bettman made his latest statement on the matter in a 24-page letter addressed to U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, who has been critical of the NHL’s position on concussions and CTE.

“[T]he science regarding CTE, including on the asserted ‘link’ to concussions…, remains nascent, particularly with respect to what causes CTE and whether it can be diagnosed by specific clinical symptoms,” Bettman writes in the letter published by the New York Times on Tuesday.

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