What They're Saying: Alan Shearer

"When you play football as a professional you expect in later life you are going to have problems with your knees, your ankles, or you back, like I have. But never did I think playing football could be linked to having a brain disease. That is why the research has to be done."

-- Former English star Alan Shearer, 47, on having tests to determine how heading the ball has affected his brain. He says he has a poor memory and he fears may be at risk of suffering from dementia due to heading during his playing days. (Daily Mirror)
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