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Tragic diagnosis for Habs legend Henri Richard

Published May 14, 2024 at 2:23 PM

Following the death of the great Henri Richard, the popular player agent Allan Walsh shared some terrible news.

Richard, who passed away in March 2020 at the age of 84, unfortunately succumbed after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.

According to what Walsh has just shared, this disease may well have been caused by hockey...

You read that right.

Henri Richard had stage 3 CTE at the time of his death, according to his family

So it must have been terribly difficult for him.

"After a long battle with Alzheimer's, it was discovered that Canadiens legend Henri Richard had stage 3 CTE at time of his death according to his family." - Allan Walsh

Henri's 11 championships will indeed never be equaled.

A quiet, modest, humble, and fiercely competitive leader, he was a giant talent and remains a giant in the glorious history of the Montreal Canadiens.

It's so sad to learn that his brain was also severely damaged.

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) heavily affects the brains of some athletes due to repeated head impacts and is a neurodegenerative disorder usually diagnosed post-mortem.

It is caused by numerous concussions and comes with severe memory problems.

According to what we can read, playing hockey may have contributed to the death of the great Henri Richard, which is obviously extremely sad.

Hopefully, discoveries like this can help advance the sport and further this important cause.
May 14   |   571 answers
Tragic diagnosis for Habs legend Henri Richard

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