For those interested, and further to their segment on Delaney Collins two nights ago, tonight's CBC news "The National" will feature a segment on concussions in sport, including women, with Peter Mansbridge travelling to Boston to speak with an expert on the subject.
The preview showed her explaining to and showing Mansbridge the actual brain of a former athlete that had been concussed with her physically pointing out the significant differences between it and a normal brain.
I saw a program a couple of years ago that focused the same topic on a few former Canadian Football League players as well as some professional wrestlers. In part it concluded that Chris Benoit's demise, and unfortunately innocent others at the same time, was directly attributable to repeated damage his brain had sustained over an extended period of time.
The specific example of Benoit and a former great linebacker with the Edmonton Eskimos whose name presently escapes me (Dan Kelly?) and the topic in general is extremely interesting, sad, disturbing and scary all at the same time.
The segment two nights ago, as I mentioned in the Mercyhurst thread at the time, explained the greater vulnerability of women to this type of injury and the studies that have and are presently taking place to determine exactly why that is.