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49ers' Chris Borland, 24, retires because of brain injury concerns

49ers' Chris Borland, 24, retires because of brain injury concerns

After just one NFL season, San Francisco linebacker Chris Borland, who looked like the future of the 49ers' defense, will retire out of concerns about the long-term effects of brain injuries. Borland, 24, revealed his surprising decision Monday on ESPN's "Outside the Lines" after informing the 49ers of his intentions Friday. The 49ers later announced his retirement. "I just honestly want to do what's best for my health," Borland said. "From what I've researched and what I've experienced, I don't think it's worth the risk." Borland cited a fear of developing a brain disease like former NFL players Mike Webster, Dave...

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