One of the most feared hockey players, Bob Probert, will have his brain donated to Boston University and the research center. This is the same center that did the research on Owen Thomas’s brain, and is on the forefront of CTE research. Bettor.com has run a story about the hard decision his family made, for the betterment of hockey and athletes. Another player who has planned to donate his brain to BU is Keith Primeau, he said in the article;
“There was a period of time where groin injuries were front and centre, and knee injuries were front and centre, but they began to build it into their business model,” he said in 2009. “They accepted the fact that players were going to miss time because of sports hernias. To me, the head is so much different than just a torn abdominal muscle or a torn knee, in that it can be life altering.”
It will be interesting to see the results.