Former NFL running back Brian Westbrook has come out and said that he has been suffering from short-term memory loss and he is attributing his decreased brain function to two concussions suffered during his abridged nine-year career.
Westbrook, 33, suffered a concussion in 2009 and returned three weeks later. He then suffered a second concussion in his first game back.
"I thought I took enough time off to rest and recuperate. I thought I was healed completely," Westbrook told the Associated Press. "But I got hit, I got my bell rung. I was out for another few weeks with another concussion."
Westbrook fears his symptoms will continue to progress, and he has since become an advocate for education and preventions of injuries -- like concussions -- and the dangers of trying to return too quickly.
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