Bradshaw Paying Price For Concussions In NFL

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Back when Super Bowl victories were celebrated in Market Square and the Terrible Trolley took you from South Hills Junction to town with music all the way, Terry Bradshaw was at the top of his game.

Today, though, he’s paying the price.

“I felt as though my short term memory had just gone to pot and I couldn’t understand what was going on,” Bradshaw said.

“One of the questions obviously is, ‘How many clear cut concussions have you had?’

“And I’m trying to think, you know, ‘Clear cut, totally KO’ed my entire career?’ I could name six – six that I, you know, could remember,” he said.

Short-term memory loss and loss of hand-to-eye coordination is not unusual for players of his era.

“Back then, the helmets weren’t as good, the rules weren’t as tight,” Dr. Jack Wilberger, a neurosurgeon at Allegheny General Hospital, said.

But he says increased attention to the issue now could save a younger generation.

“It used to be you’d sit in the office and tell the athlete, ‘We don’t think you should be playing,’ and the parents would argue with you,” Dr. Wilberger said. “And we don’t see that as much anymore. The parents realizing the fact that their child’s brain is more important than the next football game.”

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One Comment

  1. STEELERS4EVER says:

    Terry, I believe you had concussions during your football days, and that they have effected your life negatively. But Terry, please shut up! It was your attempt to take center stage at the NFL’s debacle over Ben. Now this? What’s next? Just be quiet man and go ride into the sunset.

  2. Ralphie Baco says:

    Terry go on with your bad self. I for one, remember, you started this trip most people call, “Steeler Nation”. Terry you have earned the right to speak your mind relative towards steelers football. Ben has a LLLOOOONNNNGGGGG ways to go before he is used in the same sentence as you. Let’s just say 4 to 2. Enough said, so keep talking Terry…you have earned that right.

  3. Buckaroo says:

    Terry, with all due respect to your physician what you are talking about might just come with age. Many of our over 75 seniors also complain about this short term memory loss. What to do about it is the problem since perhaps the causes are variable

  4. Jean Brieck says:

    Terry I still love you…….you ROCK!!! You’re the best Quarter Back in history!!!!

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