CTE diagnosed in professional female athlete for first time

July 4, 2023

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy, known as CTE, has largely been connected with men who played American football. But it’s not just a men’s disease.

Scientists at the Australian Sports Brain Bank announced Monday that Heather Anderson, a former Australian rules football player, has become the first professional female athlete to be diagnosed with CTE, a degenerative brain disease caused by repeated traumatic brain injuries. Yahoo Sports