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Concussion bombshell: Polly Farmer diagnosed with chronic traumatic encephalopathy

A chronic neurological injury has been found in the brain of a former Australian Rules player, for the first time.

Researchers found signs of chronic traumatic encephalopathy in the brain of West Aussie great Graham ‘Polly’ Farmer after his death last year it’s believed to be caused by repeated concussions.

Australian Sports Brain Bank founder Professor Michael Buckland told Gareth Parker on Mornings the number of CTE cases among sports people is growing.

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