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Bradshaw Suffering From Short-Term Memory Loss

Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw says he’s feeling the effects of numerous concussions sustained during his NFL career. The 62-year-old Shreveport native said Monday he has been having short-term memory loss as well as the loss of hand-eye coordination. He also said he is undergoing rehabilitation for those ailments.

“I forgot the numbers. It’s pretty staggering,” Bradshaw said. “If you play in the NFL and start for 10 years, it’s not good. It is not good.” 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 was the first player selected in the 1970 NFL draft, and led the Steelers to eight AFC Central championships and four Super Bowl titles from 1970-83.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

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  1. Dave B.

    April 12, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    Terry is 100% dead on the money . The players of the sixties and seventies did’nt have access to the equipment that is available to players today . Players from that era routinely suffered concussions week after week , only to be told , he’ll be ok , he just got his bell rung . Those players who got their bell rung were right back out there the very next week . That exact same injury in 2011 would keep you out at least two weeks possibly longer . These former players such as the great Mike Webster end up with horrible cases of dementia to the point , they dont even know theyre own family members . Whats worse is the NFL needs to do more for these retired players who have already paid the ultimate price with years of abuse to the head that can never be reversed .

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