Jeff Astle, the former West Bromwich Albion footballer died 12 years ago and his widow Laraine is still waiting for answers from the FA.

An inquest ruled that the footballer had an industrial disease, although may be better discribed as an occupational disease.

Heading heavy leather balls over a number of years contributed to the former England and WBA star suffering brain trauma and his premature death in 2002.

Laraine Astle is still waiting for answers from the FA after a 10 year study into head injuries failed to complete.

FA Chairman Greg Dyke has apologised and confirmed the FA is in consulatation with other sports with the aim of reducing head injuries, scant justice for Mrs Astle after waiting patiently for the outcome for such a long time.

We wish her well and hope the FA provide answers to her concerns and ultimately reduce the risk to all who play the nations favourite game.



If you are concerned about an occupational disease speak to

Iain Oliver or David Hatton.

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