The stories about former NFL players now suffering the after effects of their head injuries never seem to end.
The latest victim of his football brain injuries is Jim McMahon, who was a quarterback for the Chicago Bears, Green Bay Packers and Philadelphia Eagles.
At the recent 1986 Super Bowl XX Bears reunion, McMahon told The Chicago Tribune, “Back then, it was just tape an aspirin to your helmet and you go back in. I’ve worked with some neurosurgeons and it’s a very serious thing, man.”
McMahon, who is only 51, continued, “My memory’s pretty much gone. There are a lot of times when I walk into a room and forget why I walked in there. I’m going through some studies right now and I am going to do a brain scan. It’s unfortunate what the game does to you.”
It is indeed.