Former Packers star Brett Favre thinks he’s suffered a shocking number of concussions.
It’s also no secret he got banged up during his playing days. Now, he’s made a stunning claim about how much head trauma he went through during his career.
“Concussions happen all the time. You get tackled and your head hits the turf, you see flashes of light or ringing in your ears but you’re able to play — that’s a concussion. So, based on that, [I’ve suffered] thousands. Had to be, because every time my head hit the turf, there was ringing or stars going, flash bulbs … but I was still able to play,” the Super Bowl champion explained during an appearance on “The Bubba Army.”
It’s worth noting that this isn’t the first time Favre has opened up about head injuries. Previously, the former Packers gunslinger said there are entire chunks of his life that he doesn’t remember.
Favre has also advocated for youth football players to push back the age of allowing tackling in the sport.
Now, he’s on record stating he thinks he’s suffered “thousands” of concussions. It’s a shocking and troubling claim.
Given the NFL’s issues with CTE’s, it’s also definitely not something Roger Goodell wants spreading all over the media.
Brett Favre is one of the most famous players in league history. You don’t want a guy like that talking about how his brain has changed forever because of the sport we all love.
Football can be a dangerous sport, and Favre has clearly experienced the impact of many hits.