The concussion issue in the NFL will not go away. Former RB Charlie Garner told Pat Yasinskas of Sporting News that he suffered 12 concussions per year during his 11-year NFL career. Garner, 45, told Yasinskas the impact that those concussions have had on his life:
“I don’t have all my faculties anymore,” Garner told Pat Yasinskas “I can’t remember things. When I go to the mall or grocery store, I have to take one of my kids with me to remember where the car is parked. I have trouble remembering conversations I had five minutes ago. Bright lights bother me. I just don’t feel right all the time.”
Garner said doctors believe that he has Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, or CTE.
Garner played for the Eagles, 49ers, Raiders and Buccaneers during his NFL career.