Off me head son!

A NEW report has found that footballers should head the ball less than 1,000 times a year – or risk brain damage.
A US study using brain scans on amateur players found that repeatedly heading the ball leads to similar results to concussion patients.
Lead researcher Dr Michael Lipton of Montefiore Medical Center, the university hospital for the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, said: “Heading a soccer ball is not an impact of a magnitude that will lacerate nerve fibres in the brain.
“But repetitive heading could set off a cascade of responses that can lead to degeneration of brain cells.”

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