“Concussion Risks and Terry Bradshaw”

With the return of football season, we need to have an increased awareness of the dangers of concussions. People who sustain a concussion may be at increased risk for a wide range of neurological and psychological conditions later in life. A new study reveals that people with a concussion diagnosis are more likely to develop mood and anxiety disorders, dementia, and Parkinson’s disease than individuals in the control group. In 2011, Hall of Fame quarterback, Terry Bradshaw said he is feeling the effects of numerous concussions sustained during his NFL career. The 62-year-old Shreveport native said he has been having short-term memory loss as well as the loss of hand-eye coordination. Bradshaw told KTBS-TV that he sustained at least six concussions, plus an unknown number of instances where there was a blow to the head that would require him to “clear the cobwebs.” Bradshaw penned a deal with CBS Sports soon after his retirement to become an NFL analyst and is currently the co-host of Fox NFL Sunday. He has an estimated net worth of $15 million. Terry Bradshaw also has clinical depression, diagnosed in 1999. He takes medication to properly balance the serotonin in his brain.

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