“If sub-concussive blows are the problem then there are big implications for the way the game is played. All games.”

A study of rugby playing teenagers has discovered sub-concussive blows can cause brain injury. Trinity College research group, led by Dr Colin Doher(...)

Dr Bennet Omalu: the forensic pathologist turned the pugilist moniker “punch drunk” into chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), following the autopsy of  Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Mike Webster’s brain. Photograph: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Dr Bennet Omalu’s recent appearance on TMZ – the trashiest corner of tabloidism – was motivated by a need to defend Gisele Bündchen. For 42 seconds o(...)

 Forensic pathologist and neuropathologist Dr Bennet Omalu: “All it takes is one season, one concussion and your child’s brain is permanently damaged.” Photograph:  Pete Marovich/Getty

Dr Bennet Omalu, the neuropathologist renowned for his work on chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), the brain disease caused by concussion, has cal(...)