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Angela Ruggiero pledges brain to concussion research

Angela Ruggiero pledges brain to concussion research

The following article appeared on www.espn.in on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 featuring former Harvard standout Angela Ruggiero.

By Emily Kaplan

Two of the world's most decorated women's hockey players have pledged their brains to concussion research.

American Angela Ruggiero and Canadian Hayley Wickenheiser -- who have both retired from hockey -- announced on Tuesday they would donate their brains to the Concussion Legacy Foundation after their deaths.

American bobsledder Elana Meyers Taylor also was included in the announcement. Other prominent female athletes who have pledged their brains for concussion research include soccer player Abby Wambach and swimmer Jenny Thompson.

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