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.”
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