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Brett Favre Says He Might Have Had ‘Thousands’ Of Concussions

Favre Told NBC's Megyn Kelly That He Is Experiencing Short-Term Memory Issues

Brett Favre
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Former Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre says he might have had “thousands” of concussions during his Hall of Fame career.

The three-time NFL MVP who played from 1992-2010 and was known for his aggressive approach to football, said Thursday on NBC’s “Megyn Kelly Today,” that he is experiencing short-term memory issues.

Favre, 48, has become an advocate for concussion research and said he had three or four known concussions during his lengthy career.

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“But as we’re learning about concussions,” he told Kelly, “there’s a term we use in football and maybe other sports, that I got ‘dinged.’”

“If that’s a concussion, then I’ve had hundreds, probably thousands, throughout my career, which is frightening,” Favre said.

He added that he worries about developing chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) as he ages.