Football still ‘in the dark’ about long-term risk of heading ball, says Southgate

  • England manager supports more research into dementia risk
  • ‘Everybody is more aware than ever of the impact of the illness’

Gareth Southgate believes football remains “in the dark” about the long-term risks of heading the ball and concussions sustained on the pitch.

Far too many former players have dementia or have died from the disease and the England manager, a former centre-half, is at the vanguard of calls for increased research regarding the game’s risks.

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