Brett Favre memory loss is the latest evidence of concussion side effects in the NFL. Favre spoke about the memory loss that he has been suffering after playing 20 years in the league. According to a report from Friday (Oct. 25), he candidly states that he has been worried about it in recent years.
During his playing time with the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings he got sacked 525 times. That's an incredible toll on his body and probably a reason he recently turned down overtures from the St. Louis Rams. Speaking about it, he stated that, "I think after 20 years God only knows the toll. This was a little shocking to me, that I couldn't remember my daughter playing youth soccer."
It's definitely telling that he came forward with this information, especially as the league tries to improve player safety and take concussions more seriously. This news of Brett Favre memory loss could also serve as a warning to current and future NFL players about how seriously they should take getting hit in the head. Recent studies showing that many retired players had been suffering through pathologically confirmed chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease, should also serve as an additional warning.
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