Playing and practicing any sport at an elite level leaves in its wake broken bones, shredded ligaments and neuronal death.
neuronal neu·ro·nal (nur'ə-nəl, nyur'-, nu-rō'nəl, nyu-)
Relating to a neuron.
neuron neu·ron (nur'ŏn', nyur'-) or neu·rone (-ōn')
Any of the impulse-conducting cells that constitute the brain, spinal column, and nerves, consisting of a nucleated cell body with one or more dendrites and a single axon. Also called nerve cell, neurocyte.