Former All-Pro Brian Westbrook experiencing memory loss
Former NFL running back Brian Westbrook has come out and said he has been suffering from short-term memory loss and he is attributing his decreased brain function to two concussions suffered during his nine-year career.
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.
For more NFL news, rumors and analysis, follow@EyeOnNFL on Twitter, subscribe to ourRSS Feed, watch Pro Football 360 daily at 3 p.m. ET and NFL newsletter. You can also follow Evan Hilbert @evanhilbert.
Colleen Smith joins Jen Welter and Kathryn Smith as women who have held NFL coaching posit...
It involves plain whole wheat pasta every night
Don't worry Giants fans, Beckham is still working out
Michael Bennett also joined Sherman in denouncing the story
Kuechly has missed nine games due to concussions the past two years
According to a report, Kaepernick wants to join the team as Russell Wilson's backup