Chris Henry’s Medical Reports Illustrate an Alarming NFL Reality

June 30, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It's no surprise that football injuries can ultimately lead to degenerative problems for players years after they hang up their cleats. After all, one can only be tackled, pushed down, and hit in the head so many times before medical issues become peril. In fact, studies have shown the average lifespan of a professional football player is 57 years old. To really put things into perspective, compare that to the average person, who, according to "Our Special Place in History" lives to be 67.2 years old. Thus, a footballer's life expectancy is ten years less then the average person. This week, a very uncomfortable reality came forth to the NFL world, after the media was briefed with the results from Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver Chris Henry's medical report. Chris Henry died in November after falling out of the back of a pick-up truck in North Carolina. The autopsy results showed their was no alcohol in his system from the fall, however something very startling was front-and center in ...

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