Former England captain Dave Watson has neurodegenerative disease

14 February 2020 02:18
Disease ‘most likely’ result of concussions and heading ballWatson shone as Sunderland won the FA Cup in 1973The former England captain Dave Watson has a neurodegenerative disease that was “most likely” brought on by head injuries and repeated heading of the ball during his playing days, his wife has said in a statement released to the PA news agency.Penny Watson says that the 73-year-old’s consultant thinks that it is “in all probability Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy” – the disease determined as the cause of former West Brom striker Jeff Astle’s death in 2002. Related: Can heading a football lead to dementia? The evidence is growing Continue readingreadfullarticle

Source: TheGuardian