A team of researchers at the University of Regina’s Kinesiology Department are studying the long-term effects of concussions on athletes.
It is part of a global initiative involving researchers in Canada, the U.S., the U.K., Australia and New Zealand.
Dr. Patrick Neary is an Exercise Physiologist and Professor of Kinesiology and Health Studies at the University of Regina.
He said constant date contributed to this study is crucial.
“So the idea was to continue to collect data on retired rugby players, now we’ve expanded it because of course hockey and football are such big sports here in Canada,” Dr. Neary said.
Neary said testing began 10 years ago.
Western Hockey League teams, university athletes, high school football athletes and individuals who have had concussions have been tested over the years.
According to Dr. Neary, the study could be published this summer.