22nd November 10:34 PM
£1m for football brain injury research
By Naveel Krishant
Tuesday 14/11/2017
Jeff Astle (right) died from a brain condition linked to heading a football [Photo: BBC]

A charitable foundation funding medical research says it will spend up to 1 million pounds on a study of brain injuries in footballers.

This follows a BBC documentary by the former England soccer player Alan Shearer highlighting the potential long term risks of repeated heading of a ball and the plight of retired professional players who have developed dementia.

The Drake Foundation was set up in 2014 with a commitment to improve the understanding of concussion injuries in sport.

Meanwhile, the English Premier League resumes this Sunday where Arsenal will play Tottenham at 1.30am.

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