Dementia in football: Dawn Astle ‘staggered’ by head trauma research

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Dementia in football: Alan Shearer undergoes MRI scanFormer footballers who have suffered from dementia “must not be a statistic”, says a prominent campaigner after research showed a link between the sport and the disease.Dawn Astle pushed for research after the death of her father – ex-England striker Jeff Astle – in 2002.Experts have found ex-players are more than three times more likely to die of dementia than people of the same age range in the general population.Astle is “staggered” by the findings.”There will be no celebrations,” she said. “I

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