Soccer players’ union in England wants reduction in heading

The union representing soccer players in England called on Friday for balls to be headed less in training amid growing concerns about brain injury diseases among former professionals. The decision by the Professional Footballers’ Association followed a meeting of its management committee which assessed research into dementia and neurodegenerative diseases. “Science has been developing quickly in this area, and we need to make an urgent intervention based on the evidence that is available now,” PFA chairman Ben Purkiss said.


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