‘I’ve acquired no doubts… it’s actual’: Parker reveals CTE signs in trustworthy admission

NRL legend Corey Parker has made an emotional admission, revealing he believes he affected by signs of continual traumatic encephalopathy or CTE.

CTE is believed to be brought on by repeated head knocks and concussions solely in a position to be recognized after demise.

The first stage of CTE generally sees these affected endure from complications and a discount in focus, whereas the second stage can result in despair and temper swings.

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Individuals may also expertise impulsivity, suicidal ideas and expertise govt dysfunction.

Speaking on SEN, Parker defined he believes the harm was suffered throughout his enjoying days and the affect may be very “real”.

“This CTE, it’s the word that obviously gets thrown around and rightly so, it is real,” Parker mentioned.

“I’ve got no doubt, I have no doubt whatsoever over my tenure as a rugby league player that I have symptoms, I have symptoms of CTE.

“But it’s something that you can’t really get a grasp on until obviously post-mortem, you can try and manage different things but the damage is done isn’t it.”

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Concussions have been some extent of competition in latest seasons and the NRL have launched a raft of guidelines to scale back the affect of head knocks on gamers.

However, through the interval when Parker took the sphere, concussions weren’t taken as severely and he spoke about his angle in the direction of head knocks throughout his profession.

“It was a badge of honour if you could get up after being concussed and play on, we actually looked at it like, ‘Oh this guy is so tough’,” Parker mentioned.

“But there was points in my career where I knew I was concussed, I knew I was dazed and towards the backend of my career, I would actually by myself time on the ground and grab a shoulder or leg until my head was right to then get to my feet.

“I knew if I got to my feet I’d stumble, which is definitely not the right way to be thinking.”

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