• Question: Apparently even a slight knock or even tapping of the head causes a loss of brain cells. If so, then around what percentage of IQ or Mass of brain cells is lost from heading a football?

    Asked by yourmum to Meeks, Pete, Stephen, Steve, Tom on 21 Jun 2010 in Categories: .
    • Photo: Tom Hartley

      Tom Hartley answered on 18 Jun 2010:


      I’ll answer this properly in a little while – I am watching the England game at the moment (it’s 0-0 with Algeria), I am desperately hoping that Rooney will not worry too much about his IQ when the next cross comes over!

    • Photo: Marieke Navin

      Marieke Navin answered on 18 Jun 2010:


      OH wow i’m always banging my head. I have heard this before actually…maybe Tom knows the answer?

    • Photo: Stephen Curry

      Stephen Curry answered on 18 Jun 2010:


      Oh no – are you sure? Who measured that and how did they do it.

      I’m skeptical but maybe I’ve just had too many bumps on the head to know any better… 😉

    • Photo: Pete Edwards

      Pete Edwards answered on 21 Jun 2010:


      I’ll go with Tom’s answer here.
      We’ve still got Wednesday’s game to endure, so maybe Rooney will lose a few brain cells then?

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