What is chronic traumatic encephalopathy?

Published On: May 06 2012 04:48:36 PM PDT   Updated On: Jul 08 2014 05:40:55 AM PDT

The NFL has reached a preliminary settlement in a lawsuit filed over player concussions. Find out more about chronic traumatic encephalopathy, the disease several former NFL pros claim they are now suffering from due to hits on the field.

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Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a progressive degenerative disease, diagnosed post-mortem in individuals with a history of multiple concussions and other forms of head injury.

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