Urgent research needed into contact sports link motor neurone disease after Rob Burrow – Daily Mail

Neurologists have today demanded urgent research to work out whether playing contact sports causes motor neurone disease (MND).

Their desperate plea comes after rugby league star Rob Burrow yesterday revealed he has the crippling condition, aged just 37.

Studies have long suggested head trauma may play a role in the disease, which kills most sufferers within 18 months of being diagnosed.

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