Premier League managers back calls to curb heading if link to dementia proven

Burnley’s Chris Wood heads the ball 

Aston Villa’s Dean Smith, whose father was diagnosed with dementia before he died of Covic-19, echoed Bilic’s views about needing more research.

“Dementia and Alzheimer’s is more prevalent throughout the world now unfortunately, but I think if there is a correlation between heading a football and dementia then we need to do something,” Smith said.

“The balls were heavier back then. We are all saddened about the former players who are suffering with dementia.”

Reuters

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