Brett Favre Is Worried He’s Suffered “Thousands” of Concussions
"I wonder every day what tomorrow will bring"
In an interview with veteran NFL scribe Peter King, longtime NFL quarterback Brett Favre revealed he’s concerned that he may have played NFL football for too long.
Favre, who turned 50 today, played in the NFL for 20 seasons and spent his last three years in the league with the Jets and Vikings instead of the Packers, the team he won the Super Bowl with in 1997.
Now that he’s getting older, Favre is worried playing in more than 300 NFL games may have taken its toll.
“I wonder every day what tomorrow will bring just from [how] I did play,” Favre told King. “John Wayne was cool then. Maybe not so cool now.”
But Favre has no regrets about playing football.
“I wouldn’t trade any of it, the good and the bad.”
Last year, Favre said he’d only been officially diagnosed with three or four concussions during his career. But, after learning what the symptoms of a concussion really are, he believes that the number is dangerously higher.
“As we are learning about concussions, there is a term that is often used in football and maybe in other sports, that ‘I got dinged,’” Favre said last year. “As Dr. [Bennet] Omalu, who was portrayed by Will Smith in the movie Concussion, has said, ‘dinged’ is a concussion. When you have ringing of the ears, seeing stars, that is a concussion. If that is a concussion, I have had hundreds, probably thousands throughout my career. Which is frightening.”
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