Doctors treating the former England and St Helens prop James Graham are concerned by “dark spots” which have shown up a brain injury.
James Graham Rugby : Brain Injury | Net worth
James Graham is an English former professional rugby league footballer who played as a prop for St Helens in the Super League, and at international level for England and Great Britain.
|10 September 1985
Maghull, Merseyside, England
|6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
|17 st 0 lb (108 kg)
|Prop, Loose forward
After 224 appearances for Super League team St Helens, and having won a number of Championships and Challenge Cups with them, he moved to Sydney for the 2012 NRL season.
Graham has played for the Canterbury Bulldogs and the St George Illawarra Dragons in the National Rugby League, and has also played for the NRL All Stars.
Graham is considered somewhat of an unlucky figure in his playing career when it comes to grand finals, losing six grand finals in a row including five in a row with his former club St Helens in the Super League competition across the 2007–2011 seasons, and with the Canterbury-Bankstown Bulldogs in the Australian National Rugby League in 2012.
James graham rugby brain injury
Doctors treating the former England and St Helens prop James Graham are concerned by “dark spots” which have shown up on a recent brain scan and are believed to be the result of repetitive head trauma.
The 37-year-old, who says he endured more than 100 concussions and 18,000 collisions during his career, has undergone a series of tests since his retirement.
He says he had performed well on a neuropsychological exam, but a new MRI scan has been less positive.
“The MRI scan of the brain shows some dark spots on there, which are of concern to my doctor and my neurologist,” he said. “And then also there’s an area of the brain that the volume is in the bottom three percentile of where it should be, which they believe is likely linked to repetitive head trauma.”
The news comes after a law firm confirmed it would this week send a letter of claim to the Rugby Football League on behalf of a group of former professional and semi-professional players, alleging the governing body failed to take reasonable action to protect players from permanent brain injury.
The group includes the former pros Francis Maloney and Bobbie Goulding, who have been diagnosed with early-onset dementia. Graham, who is not part of the group, has previously stated his intention to donate his brain for scientific research when he dies.
He said he had not been given a definitive diagnosis based on the MRI scan, and that he would be subjected to regular monitoring.
His net worth has been growing significantly in 2021-2022.
|36 years old
|10 September 1985
As of 2022, James graham has an estimated net worth of $5 Million.