Nowinski to research former NFL player Dave Duerson’s brain
The death of former Chicago Bears player Dave Duerson has been ruled a suicide from a gunshot wound to the chest, according to the Miami-Dade County Medical Examiner. â€¨â€¨His death has been ruled a suicide.
According to NBC Chicago, Duerson asked that his brain be left for NFL research, emphasizing he wanted the “left side” checked out in particular. â€¨
Former WWE superstar Chris Nowinski, co-director of the Center for the Study of Traumatic Encephalopathy at Boston University School of Medicine, received a call from a friend of the Duerson family Thursday night. He made arrangements to have the brain prepped in time for research and sent to Boston University.â€¨
“I’m under the impression the brain will be studied.”
Nowinski’s research of Duerson’s brain will take 3 to 6 months to determine the presence of chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), or what used to be known as “punch drunk.”â€¨