Severe Concussion Brett Favre

Synopsis: NFL quarterback Brett Favre was born in Gulfport, Mississippi, in 1969. The son of a football coach, Favre attended the University of Southern Mississippi. After a stellar college career, Favre was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the 1991 NFL draft. Following his trade to the Green Bay Packers the next year, Favre led the franchise to victory in Super Bowl XXXI. He was also named the league's MVP three years in a row. After short seasons with the New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings, Favre retired from football after the 2010 season.

Brett Favre is Currently 47 years of age being born on October 10, 1969. Brett Favres past profession of being an NFL quarter back made him extremely vulnerable to Severe Concussions, and it would be highly unlikely that an elite NFL quarterback will complete their career without some sort of head injury like a severe concussion. A severe concussion is a traumatic brain injury that alters the way your brain functions. Effects are usually temporary but can include headaches and problems with concentration, memory, balance and coordination. ... This injury needs time and rest to heal properly.

Brett Favre, who has countless confirmed concussions, recently claimed that he has memory problems that could be linked to playing with concussions throughout his career. Researchers at the University of British Columbia analyzed the cumulative effect of concussions on brain function, reporting that each concussion could cause brain damage.

Favre has never missed an NFL start, but he came close to sitting out after sustaining a concussion on a hit by 310-pound Giants defensive tackle William Joseph during a game in 2004. Despite the injury, Favre threw a touchdown pass on the next play. After the game, Favre said he did not remember throwing the pass. (Credit: AP, 2004)

A player can recover within weeks after suffering from a concussion, but the lasting effects of cognitive impairment could still prove relevant. The risk increases if they lost consciousness after a concussion.

Despite all of the head injuries that Brett Favre has faced he went on to have a remarkable run with the Packers, turning around the struggling but once-proud franchise into a perennial winner while establishing himself as one of the game's best quarterbacks. Over the course of 16 seasons with the franchise, Favre led the team to a pair of Super Bowls, winning one, and becoming the first NFL player to win three straight MVP awards.

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