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Bettman's Denial Of Possible Concussions, CTE Link Angering Medical Community

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NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman’s continued "emphatic denial" of a link between concussions and CTE in hockey yesterday "had many members of the medical and legal community up in arms," according to James Mirtle of the GLOBE & MAIL. Dr. Paul Echlin, who runs a sports-medicine clinic in ...

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