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Coroner examining Danny Frawley’s death urges AFL players to donate brains to science – ABC News

It is impossible to tell how much the brain disease CTE contributed to the death of AFL legend Danny Frawley, a Victorian coroner says, as she calls for more research…



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A Victorian coroner has recommended AFL players be encouraged to donate their brains to science to further researchers’ understanding of the brain disease CTE.
Key points:

  • Former AFL player and coach Danny Frawley suffered anxiety and depression before his death
  • He is one of a number of former players diagnosed with brain disease CTE
  • There is a lack of research into the brain disease, partly because it can only be diagnosed after death

Victorian Coroner Paresa Spanos made the recommendation after…

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