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WWE donating $1.2 million for concussion treatment research

In a story carried by USA Today in the sports section it was revealed that the WWE is donating $1.2 million over three years to further research aimed at developing a treatment for Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, the brain disease associated with repeated concussions which is often linked to depression and dementia.

“Obviously, I think it’s such a huge concern for everybody right now in sports and in the military. As we learn more and more about concussions and what can become of it, I think it’s a problem for everybody,” said WWE Executive Vice President of Talent and Live Events Paul “Triple H” Levesque.

The donation is being made to the Sports Legacy Institute, a non-profit organization in Boston which was co-founded by former WWE Superstar Chris “Harvard” Nowinski.

Nowinski was the one who approached WWE in an appeal for funding. The former Superstar suffered a nasty concussion himself back in 2003 thanks to a kick to the head from Bubba Ray Dudley.

WWE’s $1.2 million will be used by researchers at Boston University’s Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy. The research will be led by neurologist/neuropathologist Ann McKee, co-director of the center, and Lee Goldstein, one of the investigators.

Colin Vassallohttps://www.wrestling-online.com
Colin Vassallo has been editor of Wrestling-Online since 1996. He is born and raised in Malta, follows professional wrestling and MMA, loves to travel, and is a big Apple fan!

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