Former Dallas Cowboy Tony Liscio Succumbs to ALS
June 21, 2017 - als
Former Dallas Cowboys descent lineman Tony Liscio upheld divided on Jun 18.
In 2016, Liscio was diagnosed with amyotrophic parallel sclerosis (ALS) after a tumble that pennyless his hip, and is now among an endless list of former football players diagnosed with a singular neurodegenerative disease.
The illness fast progressed after diagnosis and he was shortly incompetent to pronounce and compulsory a feeding tube.
ALS, or “Lou Gehrig’s Disease,” is progressive. Muscle weakness or rigidity are early symptoms of ALS, yet as a illness evolves, a studious fast loses a ability to move, speak, swallow, and eventually breath. Life outlook of an ALS studious after diagnosis is 2-5 years.
According to his wife, Annette, it was insincere that personification football contributed to his ALS. An autopsy will be achieved to see if he also had ongoing dire encephalopathy, another singular neurological condition that is being related to concussions and aroused sports.
Liscio spent a infancy of his 8-year career in Dallas, yet had brief, non-active stints in Green Bay, San Diego, and Miami, too. After announcing his retirement in 1971, a Cowboys requested he lapse for a 1972 deteriorate – The Cowboys won a Super Bowl that year.
It was obvious that Liscio had no qualms personification injured. In his initial diversion of a 1971 season, Liscio played opposite a Washington Redskins with his right leg taped from ankle to hip and insincere injuries in both of his shoulders. In annoy of it, his matchup for that game, defensive finish Vernon Biggs never go to a quarterback.
It is expected that personification harmed did make Lisco some-more receptive to neurological repairs after in life, yet a association still needs to be confirmed. More investigate is indispensable to establish either there is a tie between ALS and aroused sports.
In 2012, though, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reported that a risk of failing of ALS is 4 times aloft in NFL players than in a ubiquitous population.
Some other former football players recently diagnosed with ALS embody Dwight Clark of a San Francisco 49ers, Steve Gleason of a New Orleans Saints, and Tim Shaw of a Tennessee Titans.