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Coroner calls for brain research following former AFL player Danny Frawley’s death – The Guardian

An investigation into the death of the former St Kilda player has found that further research into the effects of contact sport could save lives



A Victorian coroner is calling for more research into the long-term effects of head knocks in sport, in a report detailing the extent of former AFL player Danny Frawleys mental health decline in the years and days before the St Kilda great took his own life.
Handing down her findings into Frawleys death on Tuesday, coroner Paresa Spanos confirmed a post-mortem analysis of the former Richmond coachs brain found he had low-stage chronic traumatic encephalopathy, a brain disease linked to repeated…

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