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BUTCHER ON DEMENTIA IN FOOTBALL

20 November 2020

Club legend provides his thoughts on the issue of brain injury diseases in football

Concerns about the link between heading a football and dementia in later life have re-emerged recently.

England and Manchester United great Nobby Stiles sadly passed away in October after living with dementia and prostate cancer.

Stiles is one of five members of England's World Cup winning squad of 1966 to have been diagnosed with a brain injury disease.

Research commissioned by the Professional Footballers' Association (PFA) and Football Association (FA) last year found that ex-footballers are between two and five times more likely to die from degenerative brain injuries.

The PFA is now setting up a 'taskforce' to study the link between brain injury diseses and football further.

Town legend Terry Butcher, who returned to the Club earlier this year in an Academy coaching capacity, sat down with iFollow Ipswich to discuss the issue further.

In the extended interview, Terry also paid tribute to the late Ray Clemence and spoke about his role with the Blues.


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