Anthony Davis (football)

Concerned with long-term damage from head injuries, Ravens offensive lineman John Urschel retires

Concerned with long-term damage from head injuries, Ravens offensive lineman John Urschel retires

John Urschel, a Ravens player known as much for his mathematical ability as his football skills, on Thursday joined a list of young NFL players who have retired because of concerns about long-term damage from head injuries.

Although Urschel, 26, released a statement that didn’t mention head injuries, team sources indicated his decision was related to a study published this week on chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE, a debilitating brain disease. The report in the Journal of the American Medical Association showed the existence of CTE in the brains of 110 of 111 deceased former NFL players who donated their brains to research.

The team sources were informed of reasons...

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