Sports Illustrated looks at the chronicle diseases of retired NFL players. The game's grim legacy is a lifetime of disability and pain, the magazine reveals. The story points to studies showing that the majority of former football players suffer orthopedic traumas until the end of their lives. Among 870 former players responding to a survey, 65% had suffered an injury that either required surgery of forced them to miss at least eight game. The article profiles several former football stars who complain about the severity of their current condition.
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