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Former NHL player Steve Ludzik has been battling Parkinson’s disease for over a decade. He believes the constant pounding from playing hockey led to the disease.
Ludzik, 52, played with the Chicago Blackhawks from 1981-1990. He suffered at least six concussions in his career. But the number is likely higher because back then “you never said anything because you wanted to keep your job,” says Ludzik.
Today Ludzik is speaking up. “I know in my heart of hearts [Parkinson’s] was caused by taking shots to the head,” he says.