Brett Favre to Megyn Kelly: “I’ve Probably Had Thousands of Concussions”

(Tim Daniels, Bleacher Report) Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre says he may have suffered “thousands” of concussions during his 20-year NFL career.

“If a ‘ding’ is a concussion, I’ve had hundreds, probably thousands throughout my career,” he told NBC’s Megyn Kelly.

The 48-year-old also mentioned suffering from occasional memory loss, and said he’s not sure whether that can be attributed to concussions or typical aging.

“I got three grandsons. I’m not going to encourage them to play football. I would much rather be a caddie for them in golf. Head injuries are going to continue. It’s scary.”

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Favre was joined by fellow former NFL quarterback Kurt Warner, two-time World Series champion catcher David Ross and longtime women’s soccer sensation Abby Wambach, all of whom discussed their concerns about head injuries.

A study released by JAMA found chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a degenerative brain disease, in 99 percent of deceased former NFL players tested. Read the full story at Bleacher Report.

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